Pattaya Daily News

25 March 2008 :: 12:03:20 pm 11689

One-Legged Finn Fatally Stabbed In Pattaya Condo

A Finnish national, with an amputated right leg, suffering from multiple stab wounds, was found early this morning, 25 March, 2008, attempting to crawl naked out of his Jomtien Grand Condotel room, crying for help. He was rushed to hospital, but died soon after. Police discovered signs of fighting in his room, blood covering the floor, a knife and discarded women‘s underwear. Police suspect a bar girl was the assailant.
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Receiving a report of murder at 2.00 am, Pol.Lt.Col. Ekadit Srimul, from Dong Tan Police Station, arrived with his assistants and the Sawang Boriboon Rescue Team at Grand Condotel, Jomtien Beach, to find Mr. Erikki Aal Tonen (64), a one-legged Finnish national, naked with over 50 stab wounds to his body, still alive, but barely breathing. He was taken Pattaya Memorial hospital, but Mr. Tonen died soon after from the severity of his wounds.

Blood covered the whole floor of the room, extending out onto the balcony. There was evidence of a considerable struggle with the room’s contents strewn everywhere. The TV was still on and a false leg was on the floor. Significant evidence included a one-foot long knife, covered with blood stains, a brown bra and a pair of black knickers on the floor.

Doctors tried to safe his life

He died  from the severity of his wounds.

Police Superintendent Nopadol questioned Miss Jitra (nicknamed Maew) Sumreelorb (22), a witness who rents the room next door and was told that she had heard the foreign man screaming for help earlier. She came out of her room to investigate and found Mr. Tonen, stabbed and crawling on the balcony floor, pleading for help. Miss Jitra immediately informed Mr. Chaicharn Charnsin (43), a security guard and called 191. She said she had not seen the assailant.

Grand Condotel


           
         neighbours and security

From their questioning of neighbours and security, police ascertained that, normally, Mr. Tonen lived with his Thai wife, but she was currently in Bangkok and had left Mr. Tonen home alone. One witness reported that there had been a pretty, fair-complexioned girl with long hair, around 165 cm in height, who had come to sleep in the room. There were sounds of a subsequent fight and the young woman later disappeared. Police have informed Mr. Tonen’s wife and requested her return to Pattaya for questioning. Police will check the condo’s CCTV and search for finger prints and more evidence around the room. Police hope to find the woman suspect as soon as possible.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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