Thai bride-to-be falls to death from Pattaya condo

A Thai bride-to-be fell to her death from a condominium in Pattaya in the early hours of this morning. Her friend told police that she and her foreign fiancé had just left her bar five minutes before she died.

Mueang Pattaya Police Station officers and a rescue team were notified of the incident and rushed to the condo on Southern Pattaya Road in the Bang Lamung district of Pattaya.

Officers found the body of the 44 year old Thai woman named Bell in the motorcycle parking area of the condo. Police reported that the woman tripped over a motorcycle and fell from the sixth floor.

Paul James Silver, Bell’s 78 year old New Zealander boyfriend, sat and cried near her body.

Top, a 48-year-old woman, a friend of the deceased, was present at the scene and chased residents of the condo who were observing the incident.

According to Top, the deceased had been in a relationship with her boyfriend for four to five months. They appeared to have a loving relationship without any problems and were planning to get married soon.

Top reported that the couple had visited her bar, where they drank alcohol, before leaving. Minutes after they left, Top heard a noise that sounded like something falling to the floor. When she went to investigate she discovered it was her friend.

Mueang Pattaya Police Station Chief Inspector Phitak Noensaeng reported that the police had not yet concluded the cause of her death. Phitak said it could have been an accident or something else.

According to some Thai media outlets, Bell was reported to have fought with her foreign boyfriend while they were drinking together. She allegedly felt slighted and chose to commit suicide.

The media reported that she went to her room on the sixth floor, jumped, and fell in front of her boyfriend. Bell’s body is currently undergoing an autopsy at the Institute of Forensic Medicine of the Police General Hospital in Bangkok. Her foreign boyfriend will be questioned to determine the cause of her death.

If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand 24-hour hotline: 02 713 6791 (English), 02 713 6793 (Thai) or the Thai Mental Health Hotline at 1323 (Thai). Please also contact your friends or relatives at this time if you have feelings of loneliness, stress or depression. Seek help.

Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.