Pattaya police are investigating the mysterious death of a 41-year-old male foreign tourist whose body was found lying on the bed of his hotel room on Soi Buakhao Tuesday night. The tourist has been identified as Mr. Viktor Vart from Kazakhstan.
But it’s not just the as-yet-unknown cause of death which makes this case mysterious: Lying next to the naked body who police assume had been dead for over 24 hours, officers also found the dead man’s Thai girlfriend who was reportedly heavily drunk and “sobbing” but otherwise alive and well.
Staff at the R-Con@Siam Hotel had noticed an unusually foul smell coming from within the third-floor room and called the police to investigate at about 11 p.m. Tuesday night..
Aside from the decomposing body and the fully dressed yet heavily intoxicated Thai woman who was apparently not very responsive, Pattaya One report that officers also found “excrement and vomit as well as several emptied liquor bottles” in the room, possibly indicating that the Kazakh man may have drunk himself to death.
The body has now been sent for a postmortem to determine the exact cause of death.
Despite the unusual circumstances and the presence of the deceased tourist’s girlfriend in the hotel room who for some reason hadn’t alerted hotel staff or, due to her intoxicated state, may not have immediately noticed that she was lying next to a body – police appear to be not treating the death as suspicious as of yet.