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36 Year-old American Man Found Dead at Hostel in Northern Thailand

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CHIANG MAI – Police in Meuang Chiang Mai have reported that a 36 year-old American man has been found dead at a local hostel in  Chang Phueak Sub district, Muang District, Chiang Mai Province early Tuesday Morning.

Police and rescue workers were called to the hostel in Chiang Phueak on Tuesday morning after staff reported that a foreign tourist had died.

The man, identified as Mr Richard Justin, from Texas was sitting upright against his bed.

The hostel staff reported that he checked in on February 13th and was scheduled to check out on the 26th at 10am.

According to Thai Media staff told police that the deceased had been staying at the hotel since February 13 and that a few days ago he had fainted and suffered seizure, which he received first aid.

Police said there were no signs of a struggle in the room and that they suspect ongoing health problems may be the cause of death.

Justin’s body was sent to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital for autopsy.

The American Consulate in Chiang Mai was also informed of the death.