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KARON: A Frenchman was found dead in a guesthouse in Karon on Sunday, the victim of an apparent suicide.

Pol Maj Chana Suttimard, of Chalong Police Station, told the Gazette that he received a call from a maid at the Lucky Guesthouse at 11 am after she found the body of Bernard Roger Servel, 61, in one of the rooms.

“The maid told me she knocked on the door and received no answer from inside. She therefore decided to unlock the door. Inside, she found Mr Servel on the bed with a plastic bag covering his head and face.

“Mr Servel’s girlfriend told me that he was rather neurotic and that he had a habit of pulling a plastic bag over his head whenever he was depressed, in a bid for attention,” Maj Chana said.

Police believe that on this occasion, however, he intended to kill himself. Their belief stems from the fact that Mr Servel was taking medication and had recently received 60 sleeping pills from Mission Hospital Phuket. Yet when a search was made of the room, there was no sign of the pills. Police assume that he swallowed them.

The body was sent to Vachira Phuket Hospital to await collection by relatives.

 

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