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A European man was found hanged inside a deserted high-rise building in Bangkok’s Sathorn district on Friday evening.
Forensic police said the man, aged in his thirties, has died for at least a week before,
The traffic radio station, Jor Sor 100, called Yannawa police to inspect the scene after it was alerted by a man that he found the body in the 49-storey Sathon Unique Tower building, on Chaoroenkrung Soi 51 off Charoenkrung Road at 7.00 pm.
The building was deserted for over a decade during the major financial crisis.
The Man, Natthawat, a chef at a restaurant told the radio station that he found the body while he went to take photos at the high-rise building as part of his hobby of photographing bird-eye’s views of the capital.
He paid a 100-baht service fee to a security guard to get access to the building.
After taking photos on the roof-deck of the 49-storey building at about 11 am on Friday, he went down and smelt bad ordour coming out a bathroom on the 43rd floor. When he came in, he found the body hanging on a beam.
Shocked by the grisly encounter, he tried in vain to contact police.
He later posted a message on the popular website Pantip.com telling of the find and seeking help from other visitor to the website.
One user suggested he alert Jor Sor 100.
Police later identified the man as a Swedish but withheld his name.
A wooden stair, a rice box and an empty can of beer were found near his body. A black wallet containing a driving licence issued by Swedish authorities and two credit cards was found in his jeans.
Police said they would contact relatives of the Swedish victim whose name was on the driving licence. His body was sent to Police General Hospital for autopsy.