This picture shows the entrance of the Southern Sun Hotel in Sandton.

Johannesburg -

A United States citizen has been found dead in a bathroom at the Sandton Sun Hotel, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

Lt-Col Lungelo Dlamini said David Ellis was found dead on Monday at 1pm.

“It is unknown what was the cause of death. He was last seen on Saturday at 12 (noon) in a restaurant by his friend,” he said.

“The body was discovered by the hotel manager. Nothing was found to be missing from his room and no foul play is being suspected at this stage.”

A post mortem was done on Tuesday morning, but the cause of death was still unknown.

“The US embassy has been informed and are believed to be making necessary arrangements for the body to be taken to his own country,” said Dlamini. - Sapa