Mystery death of naked Brit found in Bangkok condo

Kitson Alexander Smith, 74, was found lying in a pool of blood (Picture: Mercury)

A naked British businessman has been found dead at his apartment in Thailand, according to police.

Kitson Alexander Smith, 74, was discovered lying in a pool of blood in Bangkok last Thursday.

He had been on the floor in his bedroom for around five days before a housekeeper stumbled across his body.

The blood was said to have been concentrated around his skull.

Lt. Col. Ittirat Lertsakul of Thungmahamek Police station said Smith had rented the apartment at the The Silom City Resort for two years, but it was unclear whether he lived in Bangkok permanently.

The Silom City Resort in an upmarket area of Bangkok where retired British businessman Kitson Smith, 74, was found naked and dead last Thursday (Picture: Mercury)

He added Mr Smith, a former business school director from Oxford, had previously entertained at least one Thai toy boy lover who was in his 30s.

Mr Lertsakul said: ‘He stayed alone at the apartment, and the Thai man occasionally came over. As far as I know, they were lovers.

‘I’m not sure if he lived in Thailand permanently. It’s like when he was in Thailand, he would call up this friend.’

Police found an unopened bottle of wine on a coffee table and what appeared to be a gift on the sideboard.

Police have yet to confirm the cause of death but said there was no evidence there had been a fight in the apartment.

Investigators said they did not suspect foul play because they did not find bruises on Mr Smith’s body.

They are currently waiting on a post mortem to discover the cause of death.

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