British man found dead on roadside in Bangkok, Thailand

Photos via MGR Online / T News

An 80 year old British man with Alzheimer’s disease was found dead on the side of Ratchaphruek Road in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday.

At 4pm, Pol. Lt. Col. Chumphon Phurahong from Bang Khun Thian Police Station was informed that a foreign man’s body was discovered lying on the roadside near a small park by an island on Ratchaphruek Road in Pak Khlong Pasi Charoen subdistrict, Phasi Charoen district.

Police, forensic doctors from Siriraj Hospital, and rescue workers from the Por Teck Thung Foundation travelled to the scene.

Police found the body of 80 year old John Boisclair, identifying him by the passport found in his pocket, reports MGR Online. Bosclair was wearing a white T-shirt and brown shorts.

Scratches on Boiscllair’s arms suggested he had fallen. Doctors estimated that he died eight to 10 hours prior to being found.

The police’s initial investigation found that the deceased was an Alzheimer’s patient staying with a Thai family at a house on Terdthai Road Soi 48, about 500 metres away from where his body was found.

The family informed police that Boisclair disappeared from the house at around 2am yesterday. The family reported him as missing at Bang Khun Thian Police Station and shared posts on social media to look for him.

It is believed that Boisclair strayed from the house and could not find his way home as he had Alzheimer’s disease. Police believe he may have become dehydrated.

The body of the deceased will undergo an autopsy before being collected by relatives.

On Monday, the murdered and partially dismembered body of a young Ukrainian tourist was found inside a room on the 32nd floor of a high-rise condo in Bangkok.

The victim’s boyfriend, a 25 year old Polish man was arrested in Sa Keao province under suspicion of her murder after attempting to flee to Cambodia.

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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