19 Oct 2013

Couple's death thought to be of natural causes

11:53 am on 19 October 2013

Preliminary post mortem results suggest an elderly Chinese couple found dead in a Napier motel probably died of natural causes.

Louis Yun Kau Ng, 78 and his wife, Chiu Ngor Ng, 81, were of Chinese descent and had lived in Auckland for many years.

They had been travelling around New Zealand with their adult son who lives in Hong Kong and his wife.

The couple were found dead at the Deco City Motor Lodge on Wednesday morning.

Police said on Saturday they believed the deaths were probably of natural causes.

Detective Senior Sergeant Dave de Lange said the deaths will be referred to the coroner.