Elderly Norwegian man found dead in apparent suicide

A 73-year-old Norwegian man died of asphyxia at his home in Thailand’s central province of Saraburi in an apparent suicide, according to police. suicide_image

Saraburi police identified the Norwegian national as Nils Gunvald Bakke, a resident of Kaeng Koy district’s Tha Toom subdistrict.

According to police, the lifeless body of Gunvald Bakke was found in seating position with a plastic bag over his head held in place with an elastic rubber band in the living room of his home. Police investigators said they found no evidence of a struggle.

The Norwegian man’s Thai wife, Narissara Phanna, 49, called the police on the phone at 10 am on January 5 after coming home to find her husband dead.

Police said they found a suicide note, supposedly written by Gunvald Bakke, complaining about failed businesses that left him and his wife of 13 years penniless.

His body was sent to a morque at a local hospital pending an autopsy, police said.

Source: Khao Sod


One Comment on “Elderly Norwegian man found dead in apparent suicide”

  1. My 2nd dad.
    Nils Gunvald Bakke was born in Bergen, Norway in May 6, 1941.
    He was married to my mom Susie Yeoh Lean Sim from 1980-1990.
    He was living in Penang until 1990 then S’pore thereafter.
    Indeed very sad news.

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