American man falls to his death at Patong condo
The Phuket News
11 October 2017
PHUKET: A 58-year-old American expat was found dead after jumping from
the fourth floor of a luxury condominium in Patong this morning (Oct
11) over what police believe to be personal or financial issues.
man died after falling from the fourth floor of the Patong condo
building where he was staying. Photo: Patong Police
Capt Teerasak Boonsang of the Patong Police arrived at the scene,
behind the Phuket Villa Beach Condo Patong, at 8am to find the body of
the man* lying on the ground.
The man was wearing a grey shirt and black shorts with wounds on his
back. A medical examination at Patong Hospital revealed that his right
arm was broken and right shoulder fractured, said police.
Questioning by police revealed that the man had been renting a room on
the fourth floor of the condo building for about one year.
After inspecting CCTV footage, police discovered that the man had
walked in and out of his room, to the elevator, and to the balcony
multiple times from around 4am this morning (Oct 11).
“He appeared to be in a state of stress. The last time he left the
room, alone, was at 5:42am, to the area in front of the elevator on the
fourth floor. After that, he never returned to his room,” said Capt
Capt Teerasak explained that a window beside the lift area remained open.
“It is believed that he decided to jump from the elevator area and
died. His body was found at about 7:15am and was reported to the
police,” he said.
Police noted in their report that at this stage they believe the man
may have decided to jump from the fourth floor due to “personal
However, said Capt Teerasak,“We will continue to investigate further.”
* The Phuket News is withholding the man’s name until it has been confirmed that his next of kin have been notified.
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