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Autopsy results show respiratory, circulatory failure caused Frenchman’s death in Phuket

Autopsy results show respiratory, circulatory failure caused Frenchman’s death in Phuket

PHUKET: The Patong Police officer investigating the death of a French tourist found dead in his hotel room in Patong on Oct 8 has told The Phuket News today (Oct 18) that respiratory and circulatory failure were to blame and that police will cease their investigation into the case.

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By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Tuesday 18 October 2016, 07:02PM


Forensic police examine Mr Renia's room following  the discovery of his body. Photo: Patong Police

Forensic police examine Mr Renia's room following the discovery of his body. Photo: Patong Police

The body of Sylvain Bernard Renia, 27, from Montreuil, France, was discovered by staff at The Nest Resort on Nanai Rd at 9:30am on Oct 8.

Mr Renia checked in to the hotel on Oct 6 and was found naked, collapsed against a set of drawers in the room’s hallway. (See story here.)

Lt Sirinath Cheuchutakulthong of the Patong Police told The Phuket News today, “I received the autopsy result from the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Surat Thani of the 27-year-old French tourist on October 13.

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“The results state that respiratory and circulatory failure were the only causes of death. There are no details in the results which mention chemicals or poisoning as part of the cause of death,” she said.

“I will not investigate any further into this case as we have now medical confirmation of the cause of death and there are no suspicious circumstances. In addition, Mr Renia’s family are not questioning the cause of death.

“Mr Renia’s body has been transferred to France by the French embassy, she added.  

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