x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 22 January 2018

Hotel death was US businessman, say police

Website close to prominent Iranian politician Mohsen Rezaei had previously identified the dead man as Rezaei's son but Dubai police have not confirmed this.

Dubai Police said yesterday that the death of a man whose body was found on Saturday in the Gloria Hotel, in Media City, was caused by an overdose of a medicine used to fight depression and schizophrenia.

Police are not treating the death of the 35-year-old American businessman Tom J Anderson as a criminal case.

Previously, the Tabnak website, which is close to Mohsen Rezaei, a prominent Iranian politician, had identified the dead man as Mr Rezaei's son, Ahmad Rezaei, but police did not confirm that report.