BANGKOK – Irish National Fintan Brett,68 has been discovered dead in his apartment in Buriram, just north of Bangkok, early on Sunday morning.
Police reported he was found dead in his apartment in the city of Buriram yesterday morning with serious head injuries.
Local media reports that police have ruled his death an accident, but friends of the deceased are questioning that assertion.
Mr. Brett’s friend John Porteus, an IT manager based in Bangkok said “None of his friends believes the police Story” he had very serious head injuries and questioned their version of events as Thai police are claiming the death came as a result of a fall.
Mr Porteus claimed Mr Brett had been previously involved in disagreements with locals.
Mr.Porteus has called for Mr Brett’s body to be returned to Ireland to allow a full post mortem.
Foreign Affairs has confirmed that it is providing consular assistance to the family of an Irish man who died in Thailand.