November 14, 2016

Paul Herrmann

Police are investigating the death of a German man whose body was found on Monday afternoon in his Kamala hotel room where Police also found a dozen empty antidepressant blister packs.

Kamala Police responded to a call from staff at the Kamala Beach Resort about 14:00 that afternoon. They discovered the body of the German national, Paul Herrmann, 48, lying face-up on the bed dressed in shorts and a T-shirt.

Investigating officer Pol Lt Somnuek Damkaew said there were no signs of a struggle in the room. It is believed the man had died around 4 hours before his body was discovered. On the desk in the hotel room, police found eleven used 10-pill strips of Quetiapine, an antidepressant mainly prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

They also found several identification cards, 270 euros, 2840 baht, a pair of glasses, keys, a mobile phone together with air tickets showing that Mr Herrmann had entered Thailand on November 3. He was due to check out of the hotel and fly back to Frankfurt on November 16.

The chamber maid told police she routinely cleaned Mr Herrmann’s room every day and he had always let her in when she visited around 9:30 each morning. However, on that fateful morning when she knocked on his door, he shouted something in what she believed was German, and did not open the door.

“The maid returned and, again, received no response. After letting herself into the room about 12:30 to clean it, she found Mr Herrmann’s body,” Pol Lt Somnuek said. “We don’t know yet why he died,” he added.

The body was taken to Patong Hospital to determine the cause of death. The German Embassy has been informed of the death, Pol Lt Somnuek confirmed.

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Case Details

Source Phuket Gazette
Date of Death: November 14, 2016
Last Edited: 1 year ago
Age: 48 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: German
Cause of Death: Unknown
Province: Phuket
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