3 Aug 2010

NZ man's death in Bali being treated as murder

2:09 pm on 3 August 2010

A New Zealander has been found dead in suspicious circumstances on a popular Bali beach.

The body of Jordan Lucas, 25, was found on Uluwatu beach by a fisherman last week.

The Jakarta Globe newspaper is reporting that his head was crushed and he had suffered injuries to his thighs.

Local police are treating his death as a murder.

New Zealand's Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it is providing consular assistance to Mr Lucas's parents.