Suicide or Murder?
At 4am, on the morning of August 1, Huay Yai police station was informed of a suspected suicide and fire at a house on Soi Tessabal Road, next to the Huay Yai Temple, Pattaya.
Of the four house complex the last in the row was ablaze and fire fighters took some time to bring the situation under control.
At the side of the property investigators found the body of Andrew Green Thomas, a fifty-six-year-old Englishman, hanging from a water tank platform. Rescue teams released the body.
Twenty-nine-year-old Ms Narumol Jaemwong, the step-daughter of the dead man, said that her mother had received a call from Mr Thomas threatening to kill himself and so she wanted to come and see.
Her mother, she said, did not join her as she was afraid of Mr Thomas and he regularly ‘beat her up.’
Ms Naramol says that when she arrived she discovered the fire and tried to put it out using buckets of water from the swimming pool, but the blaze was too fierce for her to handle.
She called for the emergency services and then noticed her step-father hanging at the side of the property.
Pol Capt Pornchai has taken photographic evidence and appeared unconvinced by this story as he has confirmed he will investigate the ‘real cause of death’ after the results of an autopsy, carried out at the Police Hospital.
Source: Khao Sod