PATTAYAÂ – Scottish Steve Balfour who’s father reported him missing for over a month has been found in a police morgue. According to Pattya Police Baloour’s body was found dead in a room above a bar in the red light area on May 15.
His wallet was missing and he had no other identification on him so he was taken to a police mortuary in Bangkok as an unidentified foreigner.
But questions were raised in Pattaya over the weekend after the British Embassy got involved.
Local police then linked the discovery of the body with Steve’s disappearance.
They later identified him by the tattoo of Georginaâ€™s name on his forearm.
Steveâ€™s heartbroken parents Archie and Anne, from Rosyth, were last night coming to terms with the tragic news but were still seeking answers.
Police claimed Steve died in a room above Sweethearts â€“ a popular gogo bar on Walking Street in Pattya.
Police said officers found the naked body of a Western male lying on the floor. It added that â€œalso present was a 22-year-old ladyboy from Buriram who told investigators the couple had met earlier on Walking Street and had agreed a fee of 3000 baht.
Officers told the paper the victim â€œprobably tripped due to his intoxicated state causing him to injure himself.
They asked for an autopsy â€œto determine the exact cause of death before questioning the ladyboy further.
The incident is still being investigated.