A 41-year-old Finnish man was found dead in a room filled with cooking gas at a Bangkok guesthouse in an apparent suicide, according to police. An investigator was quoted by Thai Rath newspaper that the man, identified as Pekkola Erkki from Finland, had died for several hours by the time his body was found inside a room that had been locked from the inside at New Siam 3 guesthouse near Khao Sarn road around 8 pm on August 23.
The door and all windows of Room 2301 to which Erkki had checked in over a month ago and stayed with his Thai girlfriend, had been sealed with duct tape and an empty 5-kg cooking gas cylinder was found in the room, police said, adding that there was no sign of struggle. A suicide note written in Finnish was also found in the room, according to police.
Lamduan Napohphan, 34, told police she last saw the Finn alive two days previously when she left the guesthouse after an argument with the man. Before Erkki’s body was found, she had tried unsuccessfully to contact him on the phone and decided to come back to the guesthouse to check on him.
Police have yet to determine whether the supposed suicide note in Finnish matches the Finnish man’s handwriting.
Source: Thai Rath