A Thai man was found deceased inside a parked car near Pattaya Third Road on Sunday evening, sparking an investigation into the cause of death.
According to Pol. Lt. Col. Rakpong Saenintranam, an investigator at the Pattaya Police Station, authorities were notified of the incident at approximately 6:00 PM on February 11th, 2024. Upon arrival at the parking lot of an unidentified seafood restaurant near Pattaya Third Road, officers found a Honda CRV with the driver’s side window slightly open. Inside, the body of Mr. Nattawut Srikong, 32, was discovered in a reclined position with his tongue protruding from his mouth. No signs of physical harm were observed.
Security personnel at the parking lot reported that Mr. Nattawut had arrived with a group of friends around 3:00 AM that morning, appearing heavily intoxicated. They assisted him into the car where he remained resting. Then, the group left, leaving the car running with the air conditioning on.
Mr. Anphon Saisong, an employee at the restaurant, noticed the car around 9:00 AM. By 10:00 AM, the car remained parked at the restaurant, which he said was not unusual as customers often do so. In the evening however, Mr. Anphon decided to inspect the vehicle only to find Mr. Nattawut was unresponsive with his tongue protruding from his mouth. This prompted him to report the incident to the authorities.
The deceased was transferred to a local hospital for a through post-mortem examination. Pol. Lt. Col. Rakpong stated that the victims’ friends would be contacted as part of an investigation.