Only know as 'Michael'
A Cambodian man made a gruesome discovery when he found the body of an elderly Canadian tourist hanging from the ceiling of an abandoned building in Trat province Wednesday evening.
Local rescue volunteers received a call at around 17:50 by Be Sim, a Cambodian guest worker, about the death of a foreigner in a deserted building near Bancheun Beach in Trat’s Mai Rut subdistrict, Khlong Yai district.
When rescue workers and police officers from Mai Rut Provincial Police Station arrived on the scene, they discovered the body of a 70-year-old Canadian who police only named as Michael. He was hanging from a rope that was tied around his neck and attached to the metal structure on the ceiling of the building. Two toppled over plastic chairs were lying next to the body.
Police visually inspected the body and discovered bruises on the neck and back of the deceased. They estimated the man had passed away approximately 24 hours prior his discovery.
Investigators questioned Mr Be, who said he had found the body while he was picking mushrooms nearby. They also interviewed employees of the resort where the Canadian had stayed and learned that the man had checked in on May 7 and was due to check out on the day he was found.
Guests at the resort who had been in contact with Michael told police he showed signs of depression and appeared to be in a mentally distressed condition. However, none of them expressed their concerns towards the deceased.
Police have so far completed gathering of evidence and have ordered the body to be sent to Phrapokklao Hospital in Chantaburi province where a post-mortem examination is supposed to determine the official cause of death.
The Canadian Embassy in Bangkok has been notified.
Leong Thin Sung
Hat Yai police are investigating the death of an elderly Malaysian national who was found dead in his hotel room in Songkhla province on Wednesday, Manager Onlinereported.
Pol Maj Somgiart Khamsuwan, an investigator from Hat Yai Provincial Police Station, was called at around 14:00 to a hotel on Sripoovanart Rd in Hat Yai district to investigate the death of Mr Leong Thin Sung, 61, from Malaysia. Police found the lifeless body of the man lying naked in the filled bathtub inside the bathroom of his hotel room.
Police questioned the maid who had first discovered the corpse. She told police that she had been on her daily cleaning routine when she arrived at Mr Leong’s room no. 416 at noon. After knocking at the door without getting any response, she assumed the room was empty and used her master key to gain access. That was when she made the gruesome discovery, she said.
Pol Maj Somgiart revealed the body showed no visible injuries or any marks of violence indicating that a crime had occurred. Instead, the investigator found out that Mr Leong had been a regular guest at the hotel because he had been suffering from several medical conditions that forced him to seek medical treatment in Hat Yai on a monthly basis.
Based on his findings, Pol Maj Somgiart assumed his health issues caused Mr Leong to lose consciousness while taking a bath where he eventually drowned. However, Thong Sia Siang rescue volunteers sent the body to Hat Yai Hospital where an autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death from a pathological point of view.
Source: Manager Online