Ouyang Lixing, 57, deputy director of the military-owned National Zhongshan Institute of Science and Technology, was found dead Saturday morning in a hotel room in southern Pingtung county, the institute said in a statement.
When police arrived at the scene, they determined he had suffered a heart attack, said Wang Jinzong, deputy chief of the Pingtung County Police Department.
He added that there were no signs of foul play.
Wang said: “The police checked the surveillance video and inspected the hotel room, and found that the windows were closed, and there was no sign of anyone breaking in or fighting, nor did they find any wounds on Ouyang’s body.”
Ouyang’s family said he had a history of heart disease and had a heart stent.
Ouyang, who oversees the development of various missiles, worked at the institute earlier this year.