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Canadian found dead by Thai girlfriend in Phuket

PHUKET: Police have yet to rule out foul play in the death of a Canadian man allegedly found hanged by his neck from the cement ventilation holes in his bathroom this afternoon.

The 29-year-old expat originally from Prince Edward Island, whose name is being withheld until next of kin have been notified, was found dead by his Thai girlfriend in Rawai.

“His girlfriend [who police declined to name] woke up and found him dead in the bathroom. She brought his body down from the wall before calling us,” said Lt Wuthiwat Leangboonjinda of the Chalong Police.

“There were clear signs of damage to his neck from the rope.”

The woman told police that the Canadian was struggling in his battle against a drug addiction.

“There were no signs of a struggle in the room. However, we have sent the body to Vachira Phuket Hospital to confirm cause of death,” said Lt Wuthiwat.

Police will continue their investigation, confirmed Lt Wuthiwat.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

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