Alain Georges Robert Recon
The body of a 54-year-old French dance instructor has been found in his apartment in Pattaya where it had been lying undetected for approximately five days or more. Police have ruled out foul play.
Officers of Mueang Pattaya Provincial Police Station found the naked body of Alain-Georges-Robert Recon after being notified of a “suspicious smell” emanating from a room in a condominium in Pattaya’s Bang Lamung district.
“The report came in at approximately 11:00,” Pol Capt Sombat Gaeomunmuk said in an official statement later that day. Police proceeded to Nirun Condo in Soi Arunatai in central Pattaya. Rescue workers of the Sawang Boribun Foundation assisted our officers at the scene, Pol Capt Sombat said.
A manager at the condominium led police to room 521/225 in building D where officers found the deceased body of a man, later identified as Alain Georges Robert Recon, 54, from France. “The deceased was lying on the bed on his side,” Pol Capt Sombat said. “He was not wearing any clothes.”
According to an initial police report, Mr Recon’s body was already in an advanced stage of decomposition. The stomach was noted for being massively bloated, the report said. Police believe Mr Recon had been dead for at least five days.
An inspection of the room came up with no results indicating foul play. However, Pol Capt Sombat noted that officers “found a stash of muscle-building supplements in white generic containers”. These included Creatine and acetyl-L-carnitine, among others.
Further investigation revealed that Mr Recon worked as a freelance dance instructor. “Neighbours often saw him exercising in the building’s pool area,” Pol Capt Sombat said. According to the condominium management, Mr Recon had been living alone since renting the apartment on the 8th floor about three months ago.
Authorities have notified the French Embassy of Mr Recon’s death and organised the transport of his body to the General Police Hospital in Bangkok where a post-mortem examination will be conducted.
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