Police in the resort town of Pattaya in Thailand are investigating the mysterious death of a foreign tourist. His decomposing body was discovered last weekend behind a hotel in a vacant lot.
A hotel maid found the body of a Canadian tourist in a vacant lot near the Leelawadee Hotel in Pattaya (Bang Lamung district in Chonburi province), The Thaiger reported. The witness told the police who arrived at the scene that she went to collect plants, but soon felt an unpleasant smell and followed him until she saw the body. At first, she thought it could be the corpse of a dog, but as she got closer, she realized that it was a human body.
Pattaya police said the hotel reported the man missing on July 12. Based on his passport, found next to the body, the man is identified as 79-year-old Glenn. His last name is not released until the family and embassy are notified. It turned out that the traveler arrived in Thailand on July 6 to see his friend, who lives in the province of Chaiyaphum, but suddenly disappeared.
The police interviewed the tourist's friend by phone. The woman told law enforcement officials that the man landed at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport, then went straight to Pattaya and she did not communicate with him anymore.
The woman also said that her friend suffered from cancer and was forgetful. She thought he must have gone out for a walk and got lost. A local resident urged the police to find out what caused the death of the traveler.
The police inspected the hotel where the Canadian was staying and found that all his belongings were left in place. The deceased was found dressed in a white shirt and dark trousers, with 300 Canadian dollars in his pocket (about 13 thousand rubles). Law enforcement officers intend to find out how the man ended up in a wasteland and what caused his death.
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