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


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