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Phuket News: Swedish man dies in luxury condo



PHUKET: Patong Police are investigating the mysterious death of a Swedish man whose body was found in his luxury Phuket condo yesterday afternoon.

Sub Lt Pattapee Srichay said staff at the Patong Tower condo on Thaweewong Road notified authorities after discovering the body of 53-year-old Jan Larsson at about 4pm.

The Swede’s body was found lying face up on his bed, which was covered with dried blood from wounds to his back.

Staff at the high-rise condo became worried when Mr Larsson, a resident in the building for three or four years, had not been seen for a long period and failed to respond when they knocked on his door, said Sub Lt Pattapee.

At about 4pm a maid unlocked the door to the 10th-story room and found Mr Larsson dead.

From the evidence at the scene, the Swede most likely fell onto a bottle of spirits that shattered and caused deep lacerations to his back, said Sub Lt Pattapee.

He then likely tried to sit up in bed, where he bled to death, he added.

Evidence at the scene included a broken, bloodstained spirit bottle under the bed and shards of glass in the wounds on the late Mr Larsson’s back.

Apart from this, the room was tidy and there were no signs of foul play, though police have not ruled out the possibility of homicide, said the officer.

The death comes just weeks after the mysterious death of Felipe Basualto Trincado, a Chilean-born Swedish national whose body was found hanged by the neck from the doorknob of his rented room in Bang Tao.

— Atchaa Khamlo


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