Austrian Eric Lelli Falls to Death in Bangkok

Eric Lelli, age 42, fell to his death at a condo located on Sukhumvit Road Soi

Eric Lelli, age 42, fell to his death at a condo located on Sukhumvit Road Soi

BANGKOK – Eric Lelli from Austria has been found dead in the car park of a condominium in Suan Luang district in Bangkok after a witness saw a man climb over the railing of a balcony on the sixth floor of the building, police said on Monday.


Pol Capt Duthsadee Kwansri, of Phra Khanong police station, said the deceased was identified as Eric Lelli, 42, a former chef at a restaurant in the city’s Sukhumvit area.


Suchart Fairsawat, 25-year-old security guard at the condo, found the body.


He told police that a resident reported seeing a man climbing over the balcony of an apartment in the building on Sunday night.


Lelly was the occupant of the apartment, which was locked from the inside, said Pol Capt Duthsadee. Police found no signs of a struggle.


Officials have contacted the Austrian embassy to inform the man’s relatives. Meanwhile a post morten examination of the body is underway.



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