A Russian man was found hanged in a room in Jomtien just after midnight early this morning, according to the Pattaya City Police. He was reportedly due to fly out of Thailand today and return home.
Major Palakorn Trachunit of The Pattaya City Police was notified of the incident at 12:30 AM at a room on the third floor of a shophouse with rental rooms in Jomtien.
Police, rescue workers and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find the body of a Russian man, 45 years old. His name was withheld pending notification of family and his Embassy, per Pattaya News policy.
He was found hanged from a doorknob. No sign of struggle or bruises were found on his body by Pattaya Police and the room was otherwise undisturbed.
Ms. Rattanadawan Thammanan, 44, reported to be the landlord of the shophouse, told The Pattaya News that the Russian man was scheduled to return to his hometown in the morning. He had been in Thailand during the current visa amnesty period, according to her, but his passport visa was reportedly expired for some time.
He did not know what to do, she said, and did not want to return to his country. He asked her for any help but ultimately decided to choose death by suicide.
Pattaya police are continuing their investigation and will notify the Russian embassy and his family.
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