Police Investigate Death of Australian Women
Food Allergy or Food Poisoning Suspected in Death of Australian Woman and Teenage Daughter Die in East Bali
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The deaths of a 54-year-old Australian woman and her 14-year-old daughter on holiday in Bali are being tentatively blamed on food poisoning or allergies, pending results of an official autopsy.
Dead are Noelene Gay Bischoff and her daughter Yvana Jeana Yuri Bischoff who had just checked in to an East Bali beachside resort at Padang Bai when they both fell sick.
Assisted by resort staff the two were taken by ambulance to a local medical clinic where the mother died at 1:45 am. The daughter was then rushed to the BIMC Hospital in Denpasar but could not be saved.
The two were from the Sunshine Coast in Australia where Bischoff worked in public health.
Police found a large amount of pharmaceuticals in the woman’s rooms.
Authorities continue to investigate the case while awaiting forensic results of the autopsy.
The Australian Consulate-general in Bali is assisting police and the deceased’s family in the case.
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