German Man Found Dead in Southern Thailand

A table with lightbulbs and other tools next to a German man who police found dead in Prachuap Kiri Khan province on 26 July 2015.

PRACHUAP KIRI KHAN — Police say a 55-year-old German man was found dead in front of a house in Prachuap Kiri Khan province early this morning.

Local residents alerted the police after they saw the man lying face-up on the lawn of a home at 1am, said Pol.Lt. Nattapol Piewpad, an officer at Sam Roi Yot Police Station.

Police arrived to find the German national dead. Khaosod English is withholding his name until it is confirmed that his next of kin has been notified. 

According to Pol.Lt. Nattapol, police also found light-bulbs, a flashlight, a screwdriver and other tools on a table near where the man was found. No one was at the house at the time. 

Based on testimonies from local residents, Pol.Lt. Nattapol said the house belongs to another German national who asked the deceased to install light-bulbs while the homeowners were traveling abroad, Pol.Lt. Nattapol said.

The body has been sent to a hospital for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. Pol.Lt. Nattapol did not mention whether the man had any visible wounds on his body. 

Police said the investigation is ongoing. 

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