Finn dies of suspected heart failure

KARON: Police are waiting for medical analysis of the body of a Finnish tourist who died Wednesday morning at the Hilton Phuket Acadia Resort and Spa before moving ahead with any further investigation.

Capt Theerawuth Thepluan of Chalong Police Station identified the deceased as 46-year-old Onerva Kastehelmi Jaktholm. She was found dead of apparent heart failure in her room on the fifth floor of the hotel.

“When we arrived she was lying beside the bed. Her friend, also from Finland, was crying at her side. There were no injuries on her body,” Capt Theerawuth said.

“Her friend told us that in the morning Ms Jaktholm said she felt cramps in her chest and asked her friend to go get help. Her friend went for help, but Ms Jaktholm was dead by the time she returned,” he said.

Ms Jakholm and her friend arrived on Phuket on March 30. They were due to return home yesterday, he added.

“We are still waiting to learn the cause of death. We don’t know if she had any heart problems. Her body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital, where the Finnish Embassy will collect it to be sent back to Finland for autopsy,” he said.

Phuket News

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