By The Nation
Neighbours had noticed that Chalerm Yutthasartsena had not left his house in Moo 6 village in Tambon Khao Mai Kaew. They alerted the village head after noticing a stench coming from the building.
The village head then call his son, who lives in Prachin Buri’s Muang district, to check.
The bloated body of Chalerm was found in front of the TV in the living room with a head injury and with blood traces on the floor.
A doctor determined that he had died about three days earlier.
There was no sign of ransacking in the home. Police believe the old man fell as he moved to turn on the TV and his head on a desk holding the TV.
The man had been living alone, with his children and other relatives rarely visiting him.