BANGKOK – A Polish National has been found dead with a severe knife wound to his throat in the bathroom of a luxury hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 23 in Bangkok late Friday night.
Pol Sub Lt Thotsaphol said police initially believed the man might have killed himself but they need to investigate further.
The 42-year-old tourist, wearing a white bathrobe, was found lying in a pool of blood. A 10-centimetre knife was found in the bathroom, Manager Online reported.
There were no traces of a struggle in the room and none of the man’s belongings had been stolen, said Pol Sub Lt Thotsaphol Insith, a duty officer at Thong Lor police station.
Hotel staff told police that the man had checked in on Wednesday and was scheduled to leave on Friday afternoon. After the checkout time passed, a staff member phoned the room but received no answer. She then went to the room and knocked several times but got no response.
Officers will examine closed-circuit television footage to see if anyone else entered his room and look for other possible clues about this death.
Authorities are now working with the Polish embassy to contact the man’s relative
Meanwhile in Pattaya, A 60-year-old Chinese man collapsed and died while snorkeling around coral reefs with other tourists at Koh Sak off Pattaya in Chon Buri province on Friday afternoon, police said.
The Chinese national (name withheld) was taken to a boat after he passed out in the water off the island and given first aid before being sent to a hospital. However, he died shortly later, said Pol Capt Natthawat Ploenjit, a duty officer at Pattaya police station, who was alerted around 6pm on Friday.
The tourist was among the 15 members of a Chinese tour group visiting Sak island. Three diving staff took care of the group during the snorkeling that began at 3pm, one staffer told police.