Authorities suspect a health condition to be the cause of death of an elderly Russian man who was found in a Phuket hotel room Saturday afternoon.
Officers from Karon Provincial Police Station in Phuket were called to a beachfront hotel in the province’s Mueang district at about 16:15. The call came after the staff of the hotel became concerned when one of their guests failed to answer the door on multiple occasions.
“The cleaner wanted to access the room,” Pol Maj Patiwat Yodkwan said towards The Phuket News. “There were electrical appliances on inside the room, but the door was locked, and there was no response to knocks.”
When officers gained access to the room, they discovered the body of a 61-year-old Russian man who The Phuket News declined to name at this time. Police did not find any signs of foul play but bagged a variety of pharmaceutical drugs, including the amino acid glycine and ranitidine, a drug to decrease the stomach’s acid production.
A handwritten letter, two passports, 1,260 baht in cash and other items were also collected. Based on the amount of medication found in the room, Pol Maj Patiwat said he believed the man had likely died from a health condition.
A thorough forensic examination has been scheduled to determine the exact cause of death.
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