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German tourist found in Pattaya park with belt around his neck

Jan 05. 2018
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By Dethawee Theewarangkul

A German tourist’s body with a leather belt tight around his neck and burn marks on his legs was found on Friday morning in a public park in Pattaya City, Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district, and police are investigating whether suicide or murder is the cause.

Following a 10am report of the discovery of a dead body in Khao Phra Yai public park, the scene was inspected by the Provincial Police Region 2 chief's two deputies, Pol Maj-General Chettha Komonwattana and Pol Maj-General Pol Ampol Buarapporn, along with police officers and the Bang Lamung Hospital medical examiner.

The body was identified as German tourist Frank Glas Fischer, 56, whose bag of clothes and a leather wallet were found on a staircase 200 metres away.

Police said the body showed no sign of struggle. Police also found two already-opened bottles of methyl alcohol for industrial use and some medicines at the scene.

Chettha said the tourist had entered Thailand on December 23. They said the investigation would probe where and with whom he stayed and whether the burn marks were self-inflicted or done by another person. They will also check the park's CCTV footage for clues.

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