Hasan Güngör Çakir
A maid of a resort in Koh Chang discovered the body of a Turkish tourist who had been lying dead in his room for several days. Police assume the man had died of a medical condition.
Hasan Çakir Çakir, 61, was found dead in room no. 16 of the Arunee Resort on the island of Koh Chang in Trat province. Pol Capt Uea-angun Gaeomueangglang of Koh Chang Provincial Police Station confirmed the death of the foreign tourist on Friday.
“Mr Çakir’s body was lying next to the bed, he was not wearing any clothes,” Pol Capt Uea-angun described police’s findings. “The room was filled with a strong smell of decay. We believe Mr Çakir had been dead for at least three days.” The resort notified the police at about 12:30 after a maid had entered the room for a clean-up.
Local rescue volunteers of the Sawang Foundation carried the already bloated body of the Turkish man 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 the 61-year-old tourist had been staying in. Deputy inspector Pol Capt Uea-angun told reporters at the scene that there was no evidence to support the claim that Mr Çakir had become a victim of crime.
Instead, the lead inspector turned to the large quantity of pharmaceuticals police had found in the room. “Based on the drugs [we have found], we assume that Mr Çakir had been suffering from one or more medical conditions,” Pol Capt Uea-angun said. “We believe that his condition worsened during his stay which eventually 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 post-mortem examination has been scheduled to be carried out within the next 14 days, police said.
The Turkish Embassy in Bangkok was aware of the incident, a spokesperson said when Farang Deaths asked for confirmation.
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