Security at the Royal Paradise Hotel notified police of the man’s death at 4:10am, after Patong Municipality garbage collectors found the man’s crumpled body behind the hotel.
The man checked into the hotel alone on Tuesday (Dec 27), said Maj Theerasak Boonsang of the Patong Police.
“We checked the hotel CCTV and the man* returned to the hotel alone at 3:11am,” Maj Theerasak said.
“He took the elevator to the 20th floor and entered his room unaccompanied. There were no signs of fighting in the room and it seems that nothing has been stolen,” he added.
“We will investigate this further, but at this stage we believe the man committed suicide,” Maj Theerasak noted.
* The man’s name is being withheld until his next of kin have been notified.
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