SURAT THANI – Pol Lt Saengrot SomrotratÂ reported to Thai media that police discovered the already decomposing body ofÂ a 57-year-old Danish man on Koh Ma, a tiny island adjacent to the north-west of Koh Phang in Surat Thani province.
Koh Phangan Provincial Police StationÂ Pol Lt Saengrot told reporters officers, emergency physicians and supporting rescue volunteers to examine the scene where police discovered the already decomposing body ofÂ Jasper Larsson (name transcribed), 57, from Denmark in a densely forested area.
Police recovered a small bag containing his passport, prescription pills and an aparent suicide letter written in Danish. In the letter Larsson wrote â€œPlease donâ€™t make a big thing out of this and please take care of my rented scooter.â€ He also said that he would like to be cremated at a temple on Koh Phangan.
Next to the body of Mr Larsson,Â police noticed a small Buddha portrait and used incense sticks used in Buddhist worshipping ceremonies. Emergency physicians estimated the Dane had been dead for four to five days.
A French friend told police officers that Mr Larsson would to go up the mountain on Koh Ma on a regular basis.
After he had gone missing, he notified Mr Larssonâ€™s family in Denmark who then asked for help from the Danish Embassy in Bangkok.
Mr Larssonâ€™s friend searched for him on his own â€“ and found the body Saturday morning.
Based on the evidence police have gathered so far, Pol Lt Saengrot assumes that Mr LarssonÂ had been suffering from a variety of chronical illnesses and that this might have been a reason why he ended up committing suicide. â€œWe think that he died from an overdose of his drugs,â€ Pol Lt Saengrot concluded.
Source: Farang Deaths
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