British Millionaire Found Dead In Luxury Home
31 July 2012 :: 13:07:30 pm [ 5,513 views ]
A 72-year-old British millionaire was found lying naked in a pool of blood in his luxury Sattahip home. His ex-wife believes he was murdered. Police are seeking an American boxer who reportedly had an argument with the Brit a few days before his body was found, according to his ex-wife.
PATTAYA – July 30, 2012 [PDN]; At 2:30 p.m., Pol. Lt. Naret Boonthee, investigation officer on duty, Sattahip police station, Chonburi province, was notified that a foreigner had died in luxury house in Baan Bang Saray market, address 2/11 Moo 5 Tambon Bang Saray, Amphur Sattahip, Chonburi province.
He rushed to the scene with Pol. Col. Chonnapat Nawalak, Superintendent, Sattahip police station; Pol. Lt. Col. Prakorb Saengpring, Deputy Superintendent; a detective police team; and the rescue officer of Sawangrojjanathammasathan Sattahip foundation.
They arrived at a large, 3-story luxury home with a swimming pool on an estate occupying 1 rai. On the first floor, they discovered the nude body of Mr. David Farrell, 72, British, a former real estate businessman.
He was lying on the floor on a pool of blood. There were wounds on his left forehead and nose, which had had bled profusely. There were also many bruises on his body. Police estimated he had been dead for two days.
On the third floor, broken wine bottles and other stuff were scattered on the floor. Bloodstains were on the wall and the stairs, and on the floors of all three stories of the house. However, valuable items were not taken.
Police questioned his ex-wife, Mrs. Koranit Chuangchai, 33. She has a daughter, 3, and told police she had previously lived with Mr. David for six years. But she said Mr. David had many congenital diseases, and he was always spending time with his friend, which created problems for the family, so they decided to divorce. She said she left Mr. David about three months ago to live elsewhere with her daughter. Mr. David then lived alone in the luxury house.
Three days before the body was found, Mr. David had called Mrs. Koranit and told her that he had a quarrel with American friend named Mr. Aran, who is a boxer.
For the next few days, whenever Mrs. Koranit tried to call Mr. David, no one picked up the phone. She became increasingly worried and came to see him, and discovered his body. She told police she thinks he had been murdered.
After the initial investigation, Pol. Lt. Naret Boonthee, said it still was unclear whether Mr. David was murdered, or had suffered an accidental death after falling on the floor and hitting his head.
Police intend to question Mr. Aran for more information and will send the corpse for an autopsy to find the exact cause of death while continuing to investigate the case.Tags :
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