German man killed himself with charcoal fire in toilet, say police

PUBLISHED ON WED, APR 19, 2017 9:52 AM

German man killed himself with charcoal fire in toilet, say police

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

CHAING MAI: -- Police in Chiang Mai think a German man killed himself by locking himself in a toilet at his house and lighting a charcoal burner.

 

Charter Michael Brandt (name transliterated from Thai), 48, was found lying next to the toilet bowl in a downstairs bathroom at his rented house in Sukkasem Road Soi 4 on Tuesday, reported Thai Rath.

 

Medics ascertained that due to the level of decomposition of the body he had been dead at least five days.

 

Near the body was a charcoal burner and ashes. The fire had long since gone out.

 

There was no sign of a struggle. the victim was wearing just a pair of black shorts.

 

Neighbors said they noticed a foul smell coming from the house and a lot of flies. The victim had not been seen for many days and lived alone.

 

Police investigating believe he committed suicide by smoke inhalation from the burner.

 

The body was sent for autopsy while the German embassy and relatives were contacted.

 

Source: Thai Rath

 
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