There was a white rope around the neck of SRS, 36, when the body was found, Banjar Police Chief AA Gede Sena told local media, Coconuts Bali reported.

The Ukrainian's death nearly became a double suicide, but local fishermen thwarted SRS's mother, SLA, 53, from killing herself after noticing suspicious behavior and went after the pair, according to Sena.

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"This case will be investigated further by Buleleng Police's criminal investigation unit. (SLA) also must be questioned further," Sena said, as quoted by Tribun Bali.