July 31, 2019
AN Atlantis resort hotel manager yesterday said his familiarity with crime dramas led him to find a South African tourist hanging in her room last year. During the inquest, Bennett Allen, the hotel manager of Atlantis’ Royal Towers, pointed to popular show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as motivation for the “heightened” suspicions that led him to physically investigate Carla Van Eeden’s room last May. His testimony was given during an inquest to unearth the circumstances of Ms Van Eeden’s death in room 3583 at the Royal Towers.
According to Mr Allen, Ms Van Eeden’s friend Lauren Burke continuously called the hotel trying to locate her loved one.
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