The Phuket News reported the death of a popular Swiss hotelier who was found in the bedroom of his Phuket residence Tuesday afternoon.
The 35-year-old man, identified as Pascal Frei, was found lying face down on the floor next to the bed in his rented apartment in Phuket’s Kamala district. Arriving police officers did not note any signs of foul play but took note of several packs of medication inside the room.
Concerned colleagues had discovered the body after Mr Frei failed to show up for work for the past two days. Since the door was locked and nobody answered even though the light inside the room was on, they gained access by breaking the window.
The colleagues told police that the Swiss expat had suffered from epilepsy and had been treated at an international hospital in Phuket four months earlier after experiencing a severe seizure episode.
Mr Frei had worked as a manager at Andara Resort & Villas. He was also a board member of the Swiss Society Phuket.
Mr Frei’s body was taken to Patong Hospital where an initial examination by doctors found out that a seizure was likely a factor in the man’s death. A thorough post-mortem examination has been scheduled.
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