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South Korean man found dead in Chiang Mai, cause of death unknown

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Chiang Mai police report that a South Korean man was found dead in his condominium yesterday. The man was identified as 37 year old Jeon Hee-seok, and was found by his wife at around 5am.

Chiang Mai police report that there were no signs of of struggle or physical altercation and Jeon had no known medical conditions. His wife told police he had recently been taking sleeping pills. She also said he had been bitten by a snake in August and had spent time in hospital.

His body was taken to a Chiang Mai Hospital for a post mortem examination. According to local media Chiang Mai police requested a toxicity test to rule out the possibility of suicide.

The South Korean embassy has been notified of the man’s death.

SOUORCE: Chiang Rai Times

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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