By The Nation
Police and a doctor from the Srinakharin Khon Kaen Hospital went to the house in Tambon Muang Kao after neighbours noticed a strong stench coming from the house.
The bloated body of Kurt Martin Meili was found in the bathroom. The doctor determined that he might have died at least seven days ago.
Neighbours told police that Meili has been living at the house alone after his Thai wife died two years ago and his daughter moved to live abroad.
Rung Namwiwan, 46, a neighbour, said Meili rarely talked to neighbours and normally left home at dusk.
He said he noticed strong stench from the house three days ago and he did not see Meili come out of the house, so he decided to alert the village head.
Police did not find any evidence of fighting or ransacking in the house.
His body was sent for an autopsy at the provincial hospital.