Swiss national found dead in suspicious circumstances

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A 63-year-old Swiss man died after he drank ‘a whole bottle of whisky’ alone inside his condominium room in Chon Buri’s Mueang district late Friday night.

His Thai girlfriend told police that she returned from working in another province at 00:30 am Saturday and found Hans Rudolf Schmidt sitting unconscious on the balcony of his room on the 12th floor of the Ake Condo View.

She said she dragged him to lie on the bed and tried to help him recover but she then realised that he was dead.

The woman said she has been living with Hans Rudolf for five years. She said she left him to work in another province on Thursday.

She said Hans Rudolf has been complaining about a financial problem and he also had a heart problem.

Police said there was no trace of foul play in the room and nothing was stolen but the right wrist of the man had a scratch.

His body has been sent for an autopsy at a hospital.

It is not known if the investigating officers will carry out a reconstruction to find out if a lone woman can carry a dead body from a balcony to a bed or that if a single bottle of whisky is enough to kill a man.

-The Nation

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