A man who’d undergone surgeries to make him look like Justin Bieber was found dead at a San Fernando Valley hotel several days after going missing, it was reported Wednesday.
Tobias Strebel’s body was found Friday in a Motel 6 guest room, according to TMZ. It’s unclear how he died, but TMZ reported that drugs were found in the motel room.
Strebel, who billed himself as a Bieber lookalike and reality TV star, had reportedly spent more than $100,000 to look like the 21-year-old Canadian pop star.
Strebel, 35, had appeared on the show “Botched” on the E! television network.
He was last seen Aug. 18 in the 1700 block of Orange Grove Avenue, near West Hollywood, according to Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Coroner’s Lt. Fred Corral told City News Service late Wednesday that coroner’s personnel collected a body from a Motel 6 in North Hills on Friday, but a positive identification had not yet been made.
An LAPD spokeswoman also acknowledged the discovery of a body in the San Fernando Valley on Friday, but she said she could not confirm that it was Strebel’s.
— City News Service