Patong police in Phuket discovered the body of a dead American national inside a hotel room on Monday, Phuket Gazette reported today.
Pol Maj Batapi Srichai, an investigator at Patong Provincial Police Station, was notified of the death by a hotel employee, he said: “We received a report of the incident at about 15:30. The deceased was 58-years-old and stayed at the Orange Hotel.”
Upon arriving at the scene, police found the mean, whose name is being withheld by Phuket Gazette until relatives have been informed, lying face up on the bed. “He had no wounds or marks on his body and nothing out of the ordinary,” Pol Maj Batapi told.
According to Phuket Gazette, the hotel receptionist told police that the victim had visited a hospital on Saturday, but had not left his room since then. The staff had then decided to use a spare key to get inside his room and check on their guest where they found the man’s body.
“There was no sign of a struggle, forced entry or ransacking in the room,” Pol Maj Batapi said. “The victim’s body was taken to Patong Hospital to determine the cause of death, but it seems like he may have had a pre-existing medical condition.”
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