American Expat Dies After Drinking Binge

An American expatriate in Bali, Mary Castro (42), has died at a private villa on Jalan Camplung Tanduk in Seminyak on Friday, 28 May 2021.

As reported by, Castro came from Florida in the USA and had been resident in Bali since December 2020.

An acquaintance, Putu Suciawan, told police of meeting Castro at a restaurant in North Kuta in the early hours of Friday, 28 May 2021. A drinking spree at several establishments reportedly ensured with Castro said to have become heavily intoxicated.

Suciawan delivered Castro back to her villa, where she spent some time talking on a veranda area with the drunken Castro. Efforts to rouse Castro from her sleep the following morning were unsuccessful. A doctor was called to the villa who pronounce the woman dead at the scene. Police found a collection of drugs in the woman’s sleeping area, including Flopen, Diatabs, Pregnyl, and Interco Mecobalamin.