Canadian teenager found dead in Bangkok condo room

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A young Canadian man was found dead in his rented condo room in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday. Police say they are investigating suspicious evidence found inside the room.

At 2.30pm, officers at Bangrak Police Station were notified that a foreigner was found dead in his rented room on the 6th floor of a luxury condominium building on the Samyan – Silom Road. Police rushed to the scene with doctors and rescue workers from the Ruam Kantanyu Rescue Foundation.

Police found the body of 19 year old Christopher Andrews of Canadian nationality lying dead on his back on the bed, reports MGR Online. He was wearing a white short-sleeved T-shirt, cream trousers, and white socks.

Nearby, police found a large red backpack and a number of asthma medications which police collected as evidence.

Andrews was a tourist staying at the condominium with two friends of similar age, police say. His friends told the police that before the incident, Andrews was running around the room and having fun as usual before packing the red backpack in preparation to go out and run errands.

Suddenly, Andrews collapsed, lay motionless on the bed, and stopped breathing, his friends told the police, believing the cause to be an underlying illness.

However, police say they found suspicious evidence such as marks on Andrews’ neck to suggest he had been strangled, a belt strap, and medication. Investigating officers, therefore, coordinated with forensic officers to collect evidence from the scene.

Police say that an autopsy will be carried out to determine Andrews’ exact cause of death and all the evidence will be examined. Autopsy results will determine the direction of the police’s investigation.

Two weeks ago, the body of 20 year old Thai net idol “Gigi” was found in her rented Bangkok condo room. Her friends and family revealed she had been physically abused by her ex-boyfriend, an 18 year old air force cadet, whose body was found lying nearby. Both were shot once in the head. Police confirmed no third parties were involved.

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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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