The family of an Australian businessman killed in Indonesia have paid tribute to a “good and honourable man”, and vowed to be relentless in seeking justice for his death.
Perth students John and Peter Ellis are preparing to lay to rest their businessman dad Robert Ellis, 60, in New Zealand.
Mr Ellis, a highly successful businessman, was found dead in a rice field last Tuesday, with his throat slashed. Ms Noor’s two maids and the boyfriend, known as Aril, are in custody, but four people are still on the run.
Bali provincial police chief Albertus Benny Mokalu told reporters Ms Noor’s story would be tested throughout the course of the investigation, which is continuing.
“It’s the suspect’s right to say so,” he said.
“We’re just looking at facts. How did ‘solving the problem’ become losing one’s life?
“here is lots of evidence, there’s blood stains, fingerprints and witness statements.”
Inspector General Albertus urged the four on the run to surrender.
“Just be gentlemen and surrender yourselves, the sooner the better,” he said.
“Sooner or later, we will find them.”