Chinese Tourist Found Hanged in Pattaya

Pattaya —

A Chinese tourist reportedly hanged himself to death in his rented residence in Pattaya, according to Pattaya police.

Rescuers from the Sawang Boriboon Thamasathan Foundation and Pattaya Police responded to a report of a dead body being found in a rental room in Soi Chaloem Phra Kiat 21 in the Nongprue sub-district of Banglamung district, Chonburi province in the small hours of today, May 29th. They rushed to the scene of the incident upon receiving the report.

A body of a male Chinese tourist was found hanged in a room on the second floor of the apartment complex. He was discovered with a rope tied around his neck and connected to a doorknob of the bathroom. A foul odor permeated the room. His name was withheld pending embassy and family contact as is standard Pattaya News editorial policy.

Authorities prohibited people not involved in the case from entering the room, while a medical team from Banglamung Hospital performed an examination of the body, revealing that no signs of physical assault or property disturbance were found, only an empty bottle of alcohol.

In an interview with the property owner, Ms. Kruawan (last name withheld), 31, she told The Pattaya News that the tourist had rented and stayed in the room alone since April. Usually, he would descend from his room to drink beer everyday, but he had not done so for two days, which caused her to worry.

The Thai woman then decided to go check on him at his room and found a key stuck in the doorknob. Once she opened the door and peeked inside, she saw the body of the victim sitting against the bathroom’s door with his legs stretched out. She then smelled a foul odor and quickly ran downstairs, and notified the police to come and investigate.

Ms. Kruawan noted that the deceased often talked about taking his own life prior to the incident. His body was moved to a local hospital to identify the exact cause of his death.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.