May 29, 2016

Frode

He wanted to kill a 29-year-old Thai woman, but in the end, he ended up dead himself. A 40-year-old Norwegian jumped from his condominium after slitting the throat of a bar girl he had brought home only hours earlier.

Mueang Pattaya Provincial Police Station was notified at 9:30 regarding an incident that involved a dead foreigner and a Thai woman who was severely injured. Police did not publicly reveal the name of the condominium but said it was located on Phra Tamnak Rd in Pattaya’s southern Nong Prue subdistrict.

Police officers and investigators, rescue volunteers and tourist police rushed to the scene where they found Nongkran Sondi, a 29-year-old from Surin province who now worked in a bar in Pattaya. Rescue workers described her condition as critical.

She suffered a wound to her head and a wide but not deep vertical cut over her throat which led to the loss of a significant amount of blood. Rescue workers administered first aid and rushed her to Pattaya Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

In front of a stairway, police made another gruesome discovery when they found the body of a 40-year-old Norwegian expatriated who police only named by his first name, Frode. A knife was found nearby. Wearing no t-shirt and only brown trousers, medical volunteers quickly determined several fractures on his legs and arms which indicated he might have died falling from the building.

Mr Templer, a 35-year-old Norwegian friend of the deceased, confirmed the theory when questioned by the police. He said he had been out with Frode during the night. They spent some hours in a beer bar where they got in contact with Ms Nongkran and Ms Natgan, 45, who both worked at that bar.

When the bar closed, the group decided to continue drinking at Frode’s room. As all bottles were empty, Mr Geier offered to go out to buy some more alcohol. Ms Natgan went into the bathroom at the same time to renew her makeup as she told police later.

When Mr Geier came back, he heard a female voice crying for help from the inside. He rushed into the room but could not prevent his friend from using a knife to cut Ms Nongkran’s throat. Only seconds later, Ms Natgan exited the bathroom. At this time, both of them saw Frode dropping his knife, climbing over the rail and jumping from his balcony on the 10th floor.

Investigators found blood spatters scattered widely across the tiled floor of the room. However, they were not yet able to pinpoint the reason why Frode committed the almost fatal attack. Police are now waiting for Ms Nongkran’s condition to improve so they can hear her side of the story.

Case Details

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Date of Death: May 29, 2016
Last Edited: 11 months ago
Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: Norwegian
Cause of Death: Falling
Province: Chon Buri
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