Wu Yang Li-Hsing, 57, the deputy head of the military’s Chung Shan National Institute of Science and Technology, was found dead in a hotel room in southern Pingtung County on Saturday morning, the institute said in a statement.
When police arrived at the scene, they found he had suffered a heart attack, said Wang Chin-tsung, deputy director of the Pingtung County Police Department.
There were no signs of foul play, he added.
“After checking the surveillance video and searching the hotel room, the police found that the windows were closed, and they saw no signs of a break-in or fight, nor did we find any injuries on Ou Yang’s body,” Wang said.
Ou Yang’s family said he had a history of heart disease and had a heart stent.
Ou Yang, who oversaw the development of various types of missiles, had assumed his role at the institute earlier this year.