(26 April) Udon Thani police received notification early morning today that a dead person was found in the premises of Wat Potiwararam, Maakkaeng District.
A doctor on call at Udon Thani Hospital Center, with a number of officials were sent to the scene to find a stiff dead body of a man wearing a grey t-shirt and grey pants next to the sermon hall of the monastery. There were no signs of struggle.
Initial tests reveal he has been dead for 4-6 hours. The body was identified as Mr. Paibool Pangchan, 35, a local of Ampur Baan Dung. He was a homeless who has been living at the temple for 3 years. Speculated cause of death is a drunken fall where his head hit the floor.
The body was taken to Udon Thani Hospital Center to further determine the cause of death before the body is returned to family members for religious rites.