Published July 27, 2012
ANKARA, Turkey – A boxing official says a Turkish referee has been found dead in his London hotel room.
Turkish Boxing Federation chief Bayram Altug says Friday the body of 73-year-old Garip Erkuyumcu was discovered by a colleague Thursday. A heart attack is suspected and autopsy results are expected Friday.
Erkuyumcu was a member of the International Boxing Association's refereeing and judging commission. Altug says he would have been assisting referees at the Olympics.
Erkuyumcu's body is to flown to Turkey next week.