PATONG: An Austrian man was found dead in his hotel room on the afternoon of March 22, an apparent victim of alcohol poisoning.
According to the Kathu Police daily log for that day, 38-year-old Dr Werner Jellen was found dead in room 302 of Patong Resort Hotel at 2:30 pm.
Pol Lt Col Sophon Borirak reported that there was no evidence of foul play in the room, in which two bottles of whiskey were found.
Police collected the man’s belongings, listed as 920 euros in cash; 13 travelers’ checks with a total value of 8,290 baht; a wristwatch, two cameras and two suitcases and their contents. Also collected was Dr Jellen’s Austrian passport.
The daily log, noting that the victim’s body was covered with vomit, listed the probable cause of death as toxic shock and heart failure from alcohol ingestion.
His body was sent to Patong Hospital, where it is to be held until it can be claimed by relatives.
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