Pattaya Daily News

26 October 2010 :: 12:10:27 pm 44794

Middle-Aged Dane Found Dead In Pattaya Hotel

A 57-year –Middle Aged Dane who was in ill health was found dead in his hotel room on October 25. Police do not suspect foul play and are reserving judgment as to the cause of death until after his autopsy.
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Pattaya, 25 October 2010[Pattaya Daily News]: At approximately 3.30 pm, Police Lieutenant Colonel Norawit Junlawanit (Pattaya Police Investigator) was notified of a foreigner’s death in a room at Kiangtalay Condo Hotel, Phratumnuk Soi 5. A joint team of police and paramedics from the Sawang Boriboon Foundation were dispatched to the location to investigate.

At the scene, room number 1230, on the 12th floor of the 15-floor building, the body of Mr. Svend Christiansen [57],a  Danish national, was discovered. He was lying face down next to the bed, with blood around his nose and mouth. The investigating officer did not find any signs of struggle around the room, and no injuries on the body. Beside the deceased, some whisky and empty beer bottles, were found whilst some others were left on the bed. In addition, an amount of medicine from a hospital were also found nearby. It is estimated that the deceased man had been dead for approximately 3 days.

Mrs. Jampee Prathumman [42], the hotel maid who first found the deceased’s body, was questioned by investigators. She claimed that the receptionist had told her to clean up Mr. Christiansen’s room after not having seen the deceased for several days. The last time Mr. Christiansen was seen by staff members was on 20 October, when he was carrying whisky and beer bottles up to his room. When Mrs. Prathumman opened the room for cleaning, she was appalled to see Mr. Christiansen dead, and told staff, who informed the police.

Initial police assumptions are that the deceased man may have lost consciousness while drinking or he may possibly have suffered a sudden heart attack. Mr. Christiansen’s body will be sent to a forensic institute for autopsy to find out the actual cause of death and the Danish Embassy will be informed accordingly.

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Community News