Hasan Güngör Çakir
A maid from a resort in Koh Chang discovered the body of a Turkish tourist who had been lying undetected in his hotel room for several days.
The resort notified the police at about 12:30 after a maid had entered the room for a clean-up.Police assume the man died of a medical condition. Hasan Güngör Çakir, 61, was found dead in room no. 16 at the Arunee Resort on the island of Koh Chang part of Trat province. Pol Capt Uea-angun Gaeomueangglang of Koh Chang Provincial Police Station confirmed the death of the foreign tourist on Friday.
“The room was filled with a very strong smell of decay,” announced Pol Capt Uea-angun. Mr Çakir’s body was lying next to the bed and had been dead for at least three days. He was not wearing any clothes when he was found.”
Local rescue volunteers of the Sawang Foundation carried the victim’s bloated body of out of the small room and transported it to the nearby Koh Chang Hospital.
Police briefly examined the body’s condition and the room where Mr Çakir had been staying in. Deputy inspector Pol Capt Uea-angun told reporters at the scene that there was no evidence that Mr Çakir had been involved in a crime.
Instead, the lead inspector was interested in the large collection of pharmaceutical drugs police had found in the room earlier. “Based on the drugs, we assume that Mr Çakir had been suffering from one or more illnesses,” Pol Capt Uea-angun said. “We believe that his condition worsened during his stay and this may well have led to his death.”
Staff at the resort said that Mr Çakir had checked in at the resort on January 30th and was due to check out on the day his body was found. A police spokesman said a post-mortem examination will be carried out in the next 14 days.
Farang Deaths can confirm after having interviewed a spokesperson that the Turkish Embassy in Bangkok has been informed of Mr Çakir’s untimely death.
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