Police arrived on the scene with Kusoldharm rescue workers and were led to the body of a 76-year-old Karl Mr Max Harald Geier who was lying lifeless in a pool of blood on the concrete floor.
Lt Col Jessada from Kathu Police said: “The man had been dead for at least one hour before his body was discovered. We were let into his room on the 7th floor where we found an identification card. His body was taken to Patong Hospital for doctors to confirm the cause of death.”
“There were no signs of assault or robbery on the body or in his room”, Lt Col Jessada continued. “Because of where the body was found, we do not think he jumped from the balcony of his room. We believe he jumped or fell from the fire escape on the 7th floor of the building.”
Lt Col Jessada said he was told by staff of the condominium that the man may have suffered from cancer since he had earlier mentioned the illness to a taxi driver who took him to Mission Hospital. “We are not sure if the man had terminal cancer and committed suicide to end his suffering.”
The German embassy in Bangkok will be informed and an investigation conducted.