May 21, 2016

Jayama Tetsuji

Police are wondering what might have caused a middle-aged Japanese language tutor to hang himself in his Bangkok apartment Saturday morning.

The investigation into the death of Jayama Tetsuji, 47, from Japan is still ongoing, Pol Col Ruetigrai Yombrakom, an investigator from Lat Krabang Police Station, said. However, she told Thai media the man was found hanged in his apartment in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district at around 10:30 this morning.

With a tie bound around his neck and attached to the window grille, his lifeless body was found in room no. 402 on the 4th floor of an apartment in Soi Lat Krabang 22. According to Pol Col Ruetigrai, Mr Jayama was wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts. Officers did not find any evidence that the apparent suicide was connected to a crime.

An initial report revealed that Mr Jayama had been teaching Japanese at a Suvarnabhumi School inside of The Paseo Mall on Lat Krabang Rd since April. Ms Radtana Timwad, Mr Jayama’s 42-year-old superior, told police the man had been traveling through Thailand before and successfully applied at the school last month.

Ms Radtana described the deceased as a quiet yet reliable employee with days off Mondays and Fridays. However, when he did not show up for the lesson on Saturday, and she was unable to contact him, she made her way to his apartment and eventually found the dead body of Mr Jayama.

Rescue workers transported Mr Jayama’s corpse to a forensic institute to examine the body and issue a death certificate. Authorities are in contact with the Japanese Embassy in Bangkok.

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Case Details

Source Matichon Online
Date of Death: May 21, 2016
Last Edited: 2 years ago
Age: 47 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: Japanese
Cause of Death: Suicide
Province: Bangkok
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