A South African man was found dead by his friend in a house in Trang on Saturday morning after a heavy night’s drinking with a fellow countryman the previous night.
The body of Christopher Leigh, 28, was found in at 359/41 Moo 1 in Trang’s Na Ta Luang subdistrict, a house he had been renting since January 18, 2017.
His friend and drinking companion, Matthew Alexander, aged 22, found the body in the bedroom. He told officers from Mueang Trang Provincial Police Station that they had they had had a heavy beer drinking session before going to bed at around 22:00.
Mr Alexander visited his friend the next morning at 08:40, , knocking on the door. When he did not receive an answer, he tried the door. It was unlocked door. “This is when Mr Leigh was found,” said Pol Lt Col Kanagon Sarawadwen, the lead investigator.
“He was found lying face-down on his bed with an empty beer bottle in his room and several more around the house,” continued Pol Lt Col Kanagon describing the scene which greeted him when he arrived. No trace of injury or struggle were found at the scene.
Mr Alexander, who teaches English at a local kindergarten, said Mr Leigh had initially arrived in Thailand to visit his younger brother, also an English teacher. However, his brother had since left and returned to South Africa.
Rescue volunteers of Gusonsata Trang Foundation transported the victim’ body to Songklanagarind Hospital where an autopsy is expected to determine the official cause of death.
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