By The Nation
Pol Capt Chann Kesornbua, deputy inspector of Pattaya police, was alerted to the incident at the R-Con Blue Ocean Hotel in Soi Buakhao at 3am.
The body of Cook Philip James, 63, was found on the ground next to the hotel's swimming pool.
Staff said he had been living alone in a seventh-floor room for many days. A Thai woman had visited him occasionally but she had not been seen for a while.
The body has been sent for an autopsy at the Police Hospital in Bangkok.