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27 October 2008 :: 14:10:29 pm 10252

British Tourist Found Dead From Suspected Drug Overdose In Pattaya Condo

At 5.30 p.m. on 25th October2008 Pattaya police received reports that a tourist had been found dead in his room at the View Talay Project 2, Moo 12, Nongprue, Banglamung.
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A team led by investigator Pol. Lt. Col. Apimuk Munkong from the Dongtan branch of the Pattaya police together with doctors and the Sawang Boriboon Rescue rushed to room 84 on the 2nd floor where they found Mr. Richard Phillip White (30), a British citizen, lying dead on an armchair. He was wearing a black t-shirt and shorts, a black belt was fastened around his left wrist and his right hand was holding a syringe with a needle. There were several bruise marks on his legs.

Police estimated he had been dead for about 3-4 days. In the room police found various items utilized for drug consumption including brand new needles and syringes together with a bag containing the drug Ya-Ice.

A witness who works at the condo, told police that Mr. White had rented the room alone and was always on his own. On this particular day a resident who stays on the same floor noticed a foul odour coming from the room and had notified the condo staff who eventually opened the door and found Mr. White’s lifeless body.

Police will send his body for autopsy and will inform the British Embassy accordingly.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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