PATTAYA – On Friday evening, a young couple checked into the room and reported a bad smell. They asked the hotel staff to spray the room before spending the night there.
The next morning, a hotel maid came to clean the room, discovered blood coming from under the bed and a foul smell. She alerted the hotel manager, who immediately called police to investigate.
When Pattaya police and rescue workers arrived at the Hotel they found an unidentified body of a transgender woman after lifting up the bed in the room on the roof deck of the hotel.
Police believe the victim had been dead for three or four days.
Police were told by hotel management that two men had checked into the room on Aug 16 and took a transgender guest to the room at 1.35am on Aug 18 before checking out later that morning.
Pol Col Apichai Kropphet, the Pattaya police chief, said officers had already obtained the identification of the two male suspects and footage from closed-circuit television. He declined to reveal further details.
Police are now looking for the suspects, he said.
Meanwhile, the body of the unidentified transgender woman was sent to a forensic institute for an autopsy to find out the cause of the death.