Briton Burns His Chonburi Home, Hangs Himself: Police

Photo of the house where Andrew Green Thomas was found dead on Monday morning

CHONBURI — A 56-year-old Briton hanged himself after setting fire to his own house in Chonburi’s Banglamung district on early Monday, police said.

Andrew Green Thomas committed suicide following an argument he had with his Thai wife, and nothing at the crime scene indicates any foul play, according to local police chief Anan Purahong.

“There is no evidence of any murder,” Col. Anan of Huai Yai Police Station said on Tuesday. “It was about a family quarrel.”

Police report says Thomas set a fire at his home in Soi 36 at around 4am Monday before hanging himself at the residence.

Forensic police will perform autopsy on his body to conclude the exact cause of death as required by the law, Anan said.

“But at this moment, the case is closed,” the officer said.