Patrick Andre Marie
Police in Hat Yai are investigating the death of a French tourist. The man was found dead in a guesthouse in Hat Yai district on Sunday.
The owner of a guesthouse on Nipatuthit 2 Rd in Songkhla province reported the death at noon on Sunday, January 13, deputy inspector Pol Capt Dechawad Magkam said. Police withheld the name of the guesthouse and its owner.
Following the report, a team of officers from Hat Yai Provincial Police Station, tourist police and Hat Yai Hospital doctors arrived at the accommodation and were led to room number 358. Local rescue volunteers were present to assist the officers.
On the bed in the room, officers found the lifeless body of Patrick Andre Marie. The 64-year-old man from France was naked and did not show any signs of a physical attack, Superintendent Pol Col Gitdichai Sangkatawon told reporters.
According to the owner, Mr Marie was a regular guest and had checked in on January 8th. He was last seen alive at around 23:00 the night before. A maid discovered Mr Marie’s body after she opened the unlocked door at noon to clean the room.
Police inspected the room but did not find any signs of a crime. His passport and other belongings were still untouched, said Pol Col Gitdichai.
To determine the cause of death, rescue volunteers brought Mr Marie’s body to Hat Yai Hospital. An autopsy has been scheduled.
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