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A 55-year-old New Zealand man was found dead behind a hotel in Patong before dawn this morning (Dec 29), the victim of an apparent suicide after falling 20 floors from his hotel room, say police.
The man checked into the hotel alone on Tuesday (Dec 27), said Col Theerasak Boonsang of the Patong Police.
“He took the elevator to the 20th floor and entered his room unaccompanied. There were no signs of fighting in the room and it seems that nothing has been stolen,” he added.
“We will investigate this further, but at this stage we believe the man committed suicide,” Maj Theerasak noted.