PATTAYA – May 24, 2012 [PDN]; Pol. Lt. Thanakorn Ngarmyen, Pattaya police station, Chonburi province was notified of a dead body in room # 501 on the 5th floor of Bluewave apartment address 383/82 Soi Chaipul, Central Pattaya.
At the Bluewave apartment the police found the room was locked from the inside. The door was forced open. In the room they found the dead body Mr. Rainer Anton age 46, German national lying on the floor with two legs inside the bathroom and the upper body outside.
The corpse was decomposing. The police found drinking water bottles and clothes on the floor, the television and the fan was switched on, and there was also a bowl of rice in the refrigerator. There was no trace of violence. The police also discovered Mr. Rainer Anton’s asthma and blood pressure medicine from Banglamung hospital on the bed.
From asking Mr. Bancha, the security guard, who said that Mr. Anton Rainer had rented this room for several years and used to have a Thai wife but they had divorced. He lived alone, the guard usually saw him leaving the apartment to buy food. He was a thin man who looked ill because he was suffering from various diseases and was always tired from walking up and down to his room of the 5th floor.
The guard said that, he had not seen Mr. Rainer Anton for five days and when the guard went to pick up the garbage on the fifth floor he could hear the television so he thought that the Mr. Rainer Anton was still in the room.
But today when he walked up to collect the garbage a strong bad smell hit him coming from Mr. Rainer Anton’s room. He knocked on the door but no answer.The guard became suspicious and peeked inside the room from the glass window of and saw the dead body.
When the police inspected the corpse they found no trace of violence.The police assumes that he took off his clothes and went into the bathroom and when he walked out he slipped and fell down on the floor and died of a concussion.
The police said he had been dead 4-5 days.An autopsy will be performed on Mr. Rainer Antons’s body find the exact cause of death and the German embassy will be informed accordingly.