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.”
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.