A 27-year-old American has fallen to his death from his apartment on the 5th floor inUdon Thani province where he was staying, Thai language news website Khaosod Online reported today.
Pol Capt Samai Chaibuala from Udon Thani Provincial Police Station was informed about the incident at around 7:30 in the morning. When officers and rescue volunteers arrived at Udon Mansion in Soi Thongkham Uthit, Mak Khaeng subdistrict, they discovered the body of a foreigner laying in the concrete ground behind the building.
Police searched his belongings in room no. 504 and found a United States passport identifying the man as 27-year-old Neftali Perez. Five empty bottles of Hong Thong whiskey and water were also found, but no signs of violence.
Apartment staff said he checked in alone on March 10. He had spent most of the time in his room, occasionally with a Thai woman. A witness said he came down to buy alcohol from a grocery store every day. He was last seen Sunday morning purchasing alcohol as usual, the witness told police.
After comparing to the photograph in his passport with the body, Pol Capt Samai noticed he looked thinner and less healthier.
As rescue workers prepared the body for transport, they noticed a strong alcohol smell. Police said it was possible he had been drinking alone, walked to the balcony and accidentally fallen over the railing. However, investigators have not ruled out other possible causes of death.
A 45-year-old Dutch expatriate was found dead in front of his house in Prachuap Khiri Khan province Sunday afternoon.
According to Thai language news website Daily News, Prachuap Khiri Khan Provincial Police Station had received a report in the early afternoon regarding a foreigner who had died in his house.
When police officers, rescue volunteers and medical staff from Prachuap Khiri Khan Hospital arrived at the house on 17 Nong Kham Rd, they discovered the body of a 45-year-old Dutch man named Mr Ladinos (first name not reported) laying shirtless on the floor of the terrace.
Police investigation revealed the man had lived alone in the two-storied rented house and was often seen driving a red tractor manufactured by Siam Kubota. This made Mr Ladinos well-known in the area and brought him the nickname “Kubota Farang” among local residents.
Medical staff suspect the man had collapsed and died from a heat stroke caused by the hot weather. His body was sent to Prachuap Khiri Khan Hospital to confirm the cause of death. The Dutch embassy in Bangkok has been notified.
Source: Khao Sod & Daily News
UPDATE MONDAY 21 MARCH 2016: STILL GOING ON,
And the next One, American tourist found dead
Police believes Thailand’s current heat wave is the reason for the unexpected death of a foreigner who was found dead in the bathroom of his condominium room in centralChiang Mai Monday afternoon.
Officers of Chang Phueak Police Station and medical staff from Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital arrived shortly after 14:00 at the condominium in Chiang Mai’s Mueang district to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death. Inside the bathroom they found the body of American tourist identified as David Bennery Bluler, 66, slammed over the toilet.
After a brief examination of the body, police investigators did not find any injuries or other signs of violence on the body. Medical staff estimated Mr Bluler had been dead for at least three hours prior his discovery.
A maid working at the condominium told police Mr Bluler had rented the room since March 1 and was living alone. She discovered the body while attempting to clean the apartment after nobody answered the door and she used a master-key to enter the room.
CCTV recordings showed that Mr Bluler had returned to his room alone at around 1:00 the previous night. The windows in the room were opened and the air-conditioning was turned off, leading investigators to the conclusion that the man might have collapsed due to the heat and subsequently died from a heat stroke.
To confirm the cause of death, the body was sent to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital for a post-mortem examination. The United States embassy in Bangkok has already been notified.