A 69-year-old American expat was found dead in the bathroom of his Pattaya home Monday morning after he had apparently cut his left wrist in a bid to end his own life.
The body was found in the shower by his Thai wife of 18 years who was working at a local restaurant at the time of her husbandâs death. The victim was identified as Mr. Raymond Charles Britland.
Police assume that the chronically ill expat used a razor blade to cut his wrist and have immediately ruled out any foul play.
According to Pattaya One, Mr Britlandâs 46-year-old Thai wife was left devastated by her husbandâs death. She told police they had been happily married for 18 years and noted that her husband had been
suffering from a variety of ailments. Hospital and medical bills were expensive and she believes that her husband decided to take his own life so that he wouldnât become a financial burden on the family.
Although police treat the expatâs death as suicide an autopsy will be performed on the body in order to reveal the exact cause of death.