A British expat was found dead inside a house in Pattaya tonight with his two dogs protectively beside him.
The Nongprue Police was notified from Ms. Wanpen Supanthong, 56, who lives next door, at 5:00 P.M. today, May 13th, of the incident at a house in Soi Marb Yailia 22.
Police, rescue workers, and The Pattaya News arrived at the house and found the door and gate was locked with signs of a foul smell nearby . Rescue workers were allowed by police to unlock the door after repeated attempts to contact any occupants inside went reportedly unanswered except for barking dogs.
They found the body of a 74-year-old British man (The Pattaya News is withholding his name pending embassy and family notification.) inside the house lying deceased on the floor.
The home and area where the man was found was described by first responders as cluttered and that the dogs had caused a mess adding to the difficulty of the situation. Two dogs were found protecting the body of the man and barking at first responders.
Police told local media they found no sign of struggle on the man’s body or inside the house. Police believe that the man died about two to three days before his body was found. The dogs were safely brought away from the man’s body although rescue workers did not immediately state to the local media what would happen to the animals.
Ms. Wanpen told Pattaya police, “I haven’t seen him for about three days and he normally sat outside every day playing with his dogs. I noticed his absence and could hear the animals barking inside the home but not being let out. I also noticed a bad smell coming from the house and I decided to call Pattaya police.”
“I knew that he had just come back from Bangkok with a headache a few days before and I did not see him since that brief conversation and greeting.” Wanpen stated.
Rescue workers carefully moved his body to a hospital. Police are continuing their investigation to find the cause of death and an autopsy is expected to be performed. Police are working on contacting the man’s family members and embassy.
The Pattaya News notes that full PPE is currently being used for all unexplained deaths as a Covid-19 precaution.
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