Lee Tze Yuen
A 37-year-old Malaysian man was found dead in a Patong hotel room yesterday according to The Phuket News.
Patong Police were informed on the afternoon of March 2 that a man had been found dead in room 87 of the White Patong Hotel on Soi Sansabai, Rat-U-Thit 200 Rd in Patong.
Lt Col Jongserm Preecha together with tourist police and Kusoldharm rescue workers arrived at the scene to find the unresponsive Lee Tze Yuen, 37, naked on the bed. “There were no signs of a struggle in the room nor any signs of assault on the man’s body,” Lt Col Jongserm said.
Hotel staff told police that the guest had been staying at the hotel with his wife since February last year and that he had returned from a visa run on Feb 8. They also said that the he was partial to alcohol.
“At 14:00 a housekeeper went to clean the couple’s room, but found the room locked. She knocked on the door, but received no answer, so she asked another employee to open the room. They discovered the body together and called the police,” stated Lt Col Jongserm.
“We think Mr Lee might have suffered from alcoholism,” Lt Col Jongserm. We have already informed the Malaysian consulate in Songkhla,” he added. Mr Lee’s body has been taken to Patong Hospital.
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