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Russian man, 52,found dead in Phuket hotel room

PHUKET: Police are currently investigating the death of a Russian man who was found dead in a hotel room in Karon yesterday afternoon (Sept 25).

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Monday 26 September 2016, 03:48PM


According to rescue workers, they were requested to move the body out of sight of other guests at the resort. Photo: Ruamjai Kupai
According to rescue workers, they were requested to move the body out of sight of other guests at the resort. Photo: Ruamjai Kupai

Capt Nipon Themsang of the Karon Police was notified at 3pm yesterday that a Russian tourist had been found dead in a room at the Karona Resort and Spa. The body was discovered by a hotel maid police were told.

The body, that of a 52-year-old Russian national (name withheld until his family have been notified), was found lying face down on the bed. Police said there were several empty water bottles near the bed.

Capt Nipon said, “We found no signs of robbery in the room or assault on the body, but at this time we are not sure what happened to him.”

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The maid who discovered the body, Ms Wannee Chuchom, 43, told police that the man had checked in to the hotel on Sept 18 and was due to check out on Sept 30.

“According to staff the man liked to drink and they last saw him on Saturday (Sept 24). On Sept 25 at 2:30pm Mr Wannee went to clean the room and discovered him unresponsive on the bed.”

“The body was taken to Vachira Hospital for doctors to determine the time and cause of death. We will notify the Russian embassy,” he added.

 

 

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Christy Sweet | 28 September 2016 - 09:02:52

What?  The man's  body is in a room, but the photo has him in the bushes, and the photo caption states staff are requesting the body  be moved out of sight.
 TPNs, do you need a sub editor? I'm available...

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