March 15, 2016

Unto Ilmari Kilvonen

An elderly Finnish man fell to his death from the 10th floor of a condominium building near Jomtien beach in Pattaya on Tuesday.

Mr Unto Kilvonen Kilvonen, 79, was found dead at around 10:00 this morning on the bottom oft the 18-storey Angket Condominium on Bun Kan Chana 10 Rd. in Jomtien area of Nong Phrue subdistrict (Bang Lamung district), Bangkok Post quoted Pol Lt Nakhonrat Nonseelad of Pattaya Police Station.

Officers went to Mr Kilvonen’s room 425/68 on the 4th floor and found a handwritten farewell letter written to a foreign friend identified only as Willy, saying he would no longer live in this world and would jump from the 10th floor of the condominium.

Police went to the 10th floor and found a damaged slide window to a balcony. There were no signs of a struggle either on the 10th floor nor inside the room itself.

An initial investigation revealed Mr Kilvonen had lived alone in the condominium room for about 10 years. He had suffered chronic illnesses. Two days ago, he was rushed to a hospital after suffering head injuries from a fall inside his room.  He often complained to his friends that he did not want to live anymore.

Police believes stress from poor health might have driven Mr Kilvonen to commit suicide. His body was being sent to  Police General Hospital’s Forensic Medicine Institute in Bangkok for a post-mortem examination and to notify the Finnish embassy.

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Case Details

Source Bangkok Post
Date of Death: March 15, 2016
Last Edited: 2 years ago
Age: 79 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: Finnish
Cause of Death: Suicide
Province: Chon Buri
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