Chiang Mai

65 year old tourist from Finland found dead in northern Thai resort

PHOTO: Tourist Police Division 2 กองบังคับการตำรวจท่องเที่ยว 2

A tourist from Finland has been found dead at a resort in Pai, Mae Hong Son, yesterday morning, north-west of Chiang Mai.

The 65 year old, Kari Rajasolo, was found dead in his room by a caretaker at the small resort in tambon Mae Na Toeng about 8am. The resort is situated in the mountainous province in a valley famous for its gorges, hot springs and scenery.

According to the Tourist Police Division 2 the man checked in at the resort on Monday evening.

The manager told police the lights remained on so she knocked on the door to check if he was OK. She eventually opened the door and found the man laying unconscious on the floor.

Police inspected the scene and say they found no traces of a struggle. They also said there were no medications found in their search of the man’s room.

The manager told police the man was a frequent visitor to Pai. He usually travelled alone and had stayed at the resort. He arrived in Thailand on Sunday.

Thailand is very popular as a getaway tourist destination among Finns with over 8.2 million visits a year from a population of only 5.5 million.

SOURCE: Tourist Police Division 2

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Tanutam Thawan

Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

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