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French tourist, 71, found dead with ‘self-inflicted’ chest wound in Phuket

Jun 15. 2017
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By Agence France-Presse

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A French tourist who had been living alone in a rented house in Phuket was found dead with his a knife wound to his chest on Thursday morning, police said.

Pol Captain Prasert Thongprom, deputy inspector of Kamala police station, said Melot Henri Paul Jean, 71, was found dead in his rented house in Tambon Kamala in Phuket’s Krathu district at 10.45am by his neighbours.

A doctor from Patong Hospital who inspected the scene with police stated that the Frenchman died three to four hours before he was found. His body was sent for an autopsy at Patong Hospital.

Prasert said police had not found any trace of a struggle in the house so it was believed the wound was self-inflicted.

Neighbours told police that the man has been renting the house and living alone for months.

Prarsert said the French Embassy in Bangkok would be informed to locate his relatives.

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