Classifieds 50% off, use promo code FBkpkPromo The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Phuket News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Stacks of cash, suicide note with instructions found next to body of American, 26, in Phuket hotel

PHUKET: Police have little reason to suspect foul play in an apparent suicide of a 26-year-old American found in a Patong hotel room yesterday (March 5) alongside three stacks of cash including 615 Euros and about B32,800, with an apparent suicide note containing instructions of what to do with the money.

death, suicide, homicide,


Darawan Naknakhon

Sunday 6 March 2016, 07:33AM


The victim, identified by a passport found in the room, was named as Mr Nathan House, 26, of the US.

An apparent suicide note found in the room contained clear instructions for how to use the cash, one of the biggest portions asked to be given to "police and/or hospital to cover the cost of their investigation (if any)".

Though it seems like a clear cut case of suicide, The Phuket News highlights two oddities that should be noted in the investigation, if any, as follows: 

C and C Marine

The note was signed by the same name listed in the passport but oddly the date was signed of 4/3/16 (March 4, 2016), which is not the typical way most Americans are trained to sign letters, who typically sign the number of the month before the day, i.e. 3/4/16.

The second oddity is that he left 615 Euros (about B24, 000) for the purpose of cremating his body (see image), and it is not immediately clear of why an American would be carrying that much Euros in Thailand. 

Nonetheless, authorities are in the process of confirming the cause of death and notifying the embassy. 

 

 

The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:
    Forget your password?

Ned | 09 March 2016 - 23:43:20

@Editor
My apologies. My comment wasn't about any detail in your article, it was about the irrelevancy of the very 1st comment made by Tim Myrtue.

The Phuket News

Editor | 09 March 2016 - 12:21:47

@Sateeb.

This is a breaking news article, not an investigative news feature, and the objective of this story is to state the facts of the news event (a body was found) in a timely fashion. The Phuket News' editor on duty handling this story highlighted two oddities or questions for investigators (the police) to pursue in their own investigation. An American carrying 615 Euros in Patong is an oddity because it is not common, and we are confident that you will not be able to find many, if any, Americans in Patong right now who possess hundreds of Euros. While the fact is explainable, as you point out by studying two years of blog content, it is up to an investigator dedicated to this case to determine and answer questions raised by the available facts. 

@Ned and @Belzybob

The date in the letter was signed multiple times "4/3/16", and the body was found on March 5, 2016, so we can reason that it was signed on March 4, 2016. Again, only highlighting an "oddity" in the facts, not drawing conclusions, which is the purpose of the actual investigation (if any).

– Editor

The Phuket News

sateeb | 07 March 2016 - 11:01:10

Not a mystery at all.  If you had taken the time to visit the we site and read the whole story you would know that the guy had recently been in Europe.  Why is carrying different currency an oddity?  Writing articles without proper research is more odd to me.  RIP Nathan...

The Phuket News

Christy Sweet | 07 March 2016 - 08:20:39

Very sad. Please rest in peace Mr. Nathan House.

The Phuket News

Ned | 06 March 2016 - 23:56:24

@Tim Myrtue 
In Canada dates are written mm/dd/yy.
If he was a computer geek, he would have likely used the format yyyy/mm/dd 
So you're wrong on both counts..

The Phuket News

Joe12 | 06 March 2016 - 21:17:59

Kurt - read the article. It says "the Phuket News highlights two oddities". It's a comment by Phuket News, not Police as you state. 

The Phuket News

Kurt | 06 March 2016 - 17:21:13

Stevepkt, Well, there are different situations of going to die on Phuket.

1: The alderly, the retired foreign people living on Phuket. It is news, however they probably died also in their country of origin if they were there, at their age, at their time..

2: Phuket foreign holiday people, drastic change of environment, arrived stressed, hardly sleep. Drinking a lot, perhaps soft drugs? Have already a unknown disease popping up, and the body gives up.

3: Foreigners, having a long distance relationship with a thai girl ( internet), sending her already monthly money long time, having high expectations. 
After arrival finding out he is not the only 'contributer'. 
Whole life expectation of the tourist falling  apart at once, than a good night drunk, no one to take care you,and there you go. ( from balcony, or just walk on the road in front of a car, or overdosis).

Plus many more drama initiatives, we can't blame Thailand.

The Phuket News

Belzybob | 06 March 2016 - 16:31:28

You are totally wrong in your comment about how Americans write dates. They write dates exactly as the letter shows - month, day and year. It is the British that put the day first.

The Phuket News

Kurt | 06 March 2016 - 14:15:37

Carrying Usa/Sin dollars or Euro's by foreigners visiting Thailand is not unusual. 
Sure it is not a oddity, international seen.
International travelers use it as back up, in case they lost a credit/bank card, quite normal.
Strange that the phuket police not understand/familiar with it.

The Phuket News

Stevepkt | 06 March 2016 - 13:50:51

It's a terrible shame , and also quite a pity that a place as beautiful as  Phuket is also  a place that so many foreigners take their lives and commit suicide.  Can anyone tell me why Phuket is the host of so many tragedies such as this ?

The Phuket News
Page: First | 1 | 2 | Last Matches 12 result(s)
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments


August 3 set as final deadline for Patong taxis to return parking spaces to public

Jor12, I must say, I am impressed, now you say you know the mindset of all these "penniless" backpackers, as well as their level of "in...(Read More)


Stranded sea turtles give Phuket lifeguards an extra job in monsoon season

Really sad state of affairs with marine management. When is the Marine Office going to get off their ass and go have a chat with these ignorant fishi...(Read More)


Canadian expat Muay Thai fighter found dead of suspected hanging in Patong

OzGeoff ... Given the time of the article (Monday 24 July 2017, 05:29PM) and the publishing of the comment (25 July 2017 - 13:08:00) it is safe to say...(Read More)


August 3 set as final deadline for Patong taxis to return parking spaces to public

Paully44...I have comprehended well and replied cogently to your incorrect statements. I am not really concerned about your opinions of me as they are...(Read More)



Canadian expat Muay Thai fighter found dead of suspected hanging in Patong

"* The Phuket News is withholding the man’s identity until it has been confirmed that his next of kin have been notified." Then why pub...(Read More)


August 3 set as final deadline for Patong taxis to return parking spaces to public

Jor 12; for such a "wordly" figure such as yourself how is it you cannot comprehend a simple comment / point of view in direct contrast to y...(Read More)


4.2mn meth tabs, 26kg crystal meth, 40kg ketamine seized

Excellent, if only the traffic police were as good!...(Read More)


Canadian expat Muay Thai fighter found dead of suspected hanging in Patong

Matthew Richardson was a gentleman Canadian who lived and breathed Muaythai, who chose to live and train in a foreign land whose culture and people he...(Read More)


August 3 set as final deadline for Patong taxis to return parking spaces to public

BenPendejo...it's is precisely the point given that you say, "...me shining yet another light on the fact that the BIBs are corrupt to the ...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
PHUKET NEWS
Phuket
Thailand
World
Business
Q A
Weird World
ARCHIVE
POLL
CURRENCY
WEATHER
PHUKET TIDE TABLE
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
COLOURING BOOK
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket
Thailand
World
SURF REPORT
PREDICTIONS
The Phuket News PHUKET CLASSIFIEDS
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
SEARCH CLASSIFIEDS
POST CLASSIFIED
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
POST EVENT
The Phuket News PHUKET DIRECTORY
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
POST LISTING
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Subscribe
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
CONTESTS
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
 
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.