Australian Found Dead in Room

UTTARADIT — An Australian teacher was discovered dead inside a hotel room last night in northern Thailand.

Police were called to the Grand Wana Hotel in Uttaradit on Tuesday night after the hotel owner reported a suspicious smell from the guest’s room. The body of a 64-year-old Australian national discovered inside the room appeared to have been dead for over three days.

No sign of struggle was found inside the room. The body was transferred to Buddhachinaraj Hospital for further examination.

“We cannot conclude the cause of the death yet,” said police Maj. Thongsa Singkorn.

Khaosod English is withholding the name of the deceased as police are still attempting to notify the Australian Embassy.

The deceased man reportedly taught English at a high school in Uttaradit and rented had the hotel room monthly since 2009.