In Pattaya, a hotel maid found the body of a 45-year-old Japanese man. He had hanged himself in his hotel room.
Investigator Pol Capt Bragakid Pladet from Bang Lamung Provincial Police Station was assigned to the case on Monday evening at 19:30. Additional officers and rescue volunteers of the Sawang Boribun Foundation were dispatched to the hotel.
Due to the request of the owner of the hotel, police refused to name the hotel the tragic incident had taken place. However, they said it was a sixth-storey building in Soi 12 Na Kluea Rd in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung subdistrict.
Upon arriving, police went up to the fourth floor where the man had stayed. They quickly discovered the lifeless body of Mr Shinya Oguchi, 45, hanging from the ceiling of his bathroom with a noose made of nylon around his neck.
Pol Capt Bragakid said the man was wearing a green long sleeve and purple-white pants. A brief visual inspection of the body revealed no signs of a fight or separated injuries. Mr Oguchi’s body was sent to Bang Lamung Hospital for a thorough examination.
The staff of the hotel described Mr Oguchi as a calm and introverted guest. He had checked in into the hotel three or four days earlier, Pol Capt Bragakid said in his report.
Because Mr Oguchi was due to check out on the day of his discovery, the staff of the hotel became concerned when he in the afternoon Mr Oguchi was still not seen. Numerous phone calls to his room remained unanswered.
In the evening, the owner of the hotel sent a maid with a master key upstairs to check on Mr Oguchi. As she opened the door, she quickly saw the Mr Oguchi’s body hanging in the bathroom. She immediately called the authorities.
Pol Capt Bragakid assumes that personal stress or trouble of any kind led Mr Oguchi to hang himself. While the motives for the suicide remain unclear, a post-mortem examination at Bang Lamung Hospital will confirm the official cause of death.
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