American Man Falls to Death from Udon Thani Balcony

A 27-year-old U.S. man’s body was found Monday morning below a balcony of the Udon Mansion in Udon Thani city.

UDON THANI — Police are looking for the girlfriend of an American man they believe jumped to death from a balcony Monday morning in Udon Thani city.

Five empty bottles of Hong Thong whiskey were found in the fifth-floor room of the 27-year-old U.S. national who police suspect was drunk when he fell from the balcony of the Udon Mansion on Soi Thongkham Uthit near Udon Thani Rajabhat University.

The name Romaneeya was tattooed on the man’s left chest, which police assume to be the name of a Thai woman.

Police believed it was a suicide, Col. Poomwit Wetkarma of Udon Thani city police said.

The American reportedly moved into the apartment March 10. A witness said he came down to buy alcohol from a grocery store every day. He was last seen Sunday morning purchasing alcohol as usual, the witness told police.

Poomwit said police broke into his room on the fifth floor and found many bottles of water and alcohol, including the five empty bottles of Hong Thong.

Khaosod English is withholding the name of the victim until his family can be notified.

The man’s body was discovered by Anon Niyomyat, a 23-year-old electrician, who said he found it as he was walking to get his tools at the back of the building.

Police are still looking for the girlfriend, Poomwit said by telephone Monday morning.