Police are yet to confirm the cause of death of a German man who was found lifeless at his home in Rawai yesterday morning. Police and rescue workers were called to the home in Soi Hayaek near Chalong Circle at around 11:00 in the morning.
They arrived to find the body of the 46-year-old man crouching on the floor with his head on the bed, said Maj Thada Sodarat of the Chalong Police. Rescue volunteers estimated he had been death for 3-4 hours.
“We found no sign of assault or no injury on the body,” Maj Thada said. “However, the body smelled strongly of alcohol and there were empty bottles of alcohol all over the house. We also saw some trace of vomit on the bed.”
Among the evidence present were empty bottles of Thai rice whiskey lao kao. Paijit Buthchan, who said she was a friend of the man, told police in a statement that she stayed with the him from time to time.
“When she called him at 23:50 Thursday, he said he was drinking with his German friends, so she did go to see him that night,” Maj Thada said.
“She also said that he drank every night and hardly ate. On February 12, she discovered the body on the bed when she came to his place to take a shower, so she called for help,” explained Maj Thada. “The body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital for doctors to determine the cause of death,” he added.
The German Embassy in Bangkok has been notified, Maj Thada said, but added that he had yet to confirm that the man’s family had been notified of the man’s death.
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