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CHALONG: A 66-year-old Belgian man was found dead in his home on Tuesday, apparently having committed suicide.

Police reported that the man, whom they named as Jose Wiame, had hanged himself. Two empty beer bottles and a note accusing his wife of cheating him and deserting him were found next to the body.

The suicide note, addressed to his wife, accused her of tricking him into opening a restaurant for her and then causing him to lose 3 million baht before abandoning him.

He finished the letter by vowing to haunt her through all her future lives and wrote that from now on she would have no happiness.

The body of Mr Wiame was discovered by volunteers from the Phuket Ruamjai Rescue Foundation and officers from Chalong Police Station after the dead man’s landlord reported that something seemed to be amiss.

Mr Wiame was found in a semi-kneeling position with a mobile phone still in his left hand. The noose around his neck was attached at the other end to a beam. There were no signs of a struggle.

Pol Lt Col Jetsada, the officer in charge of the case, said, “Mr Wiame and his wife ran a restaurant in Karon until it closed down at the end of last year. They were often heard arguing. Three or four days ago, she disappeared.

“Mr Wiame’s body has been officially identified and is being kept at the Phuket Wachira Hospital awaiting instructions from the Belgium embassy,” he added.

 

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