Brit who wanted to make a difference ‘murdered’ in Bali

The brother of a British woman believed to have been murdered on the Indonesian island of Bali have paid tribute to a “courageous and passionate” teacher.

Anne-Marie Drozdz, 49, originally from Hinckley, Leicestershire, was found in the villa where she was staying in Ubud on Thursday afternoon.

Gregory Drozdz said the family had been told by the Foreign Office on Friday that his sister, a Bristol University drama graduate, had gone back to her villa and there had been “some kind of scuffle involving a burglary”.

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Speaking from his home in Hinckley, the 55-year-old said his family was consumed with overwhelming grief.

He said: “It’s gut-wrenching. You never expect it’s going to happen to you and your family. It has left us raw, bewildered and confused.”

He said his sister had been a supply teacher in Hinckley but had felt her true vocation was overseas. She had finished a five-year contract in Vietnam, having previously taught in Namibia, Colombia, Vietnam and Turkey over the last 14 years and had gone to Bali to set up a social enterprise to improve young people’s lives.

The Jakarta Post said a Bali man had been arrested in connection with her murder.