A Taiwanese man was discovered dead in a trashed hotel room in the Bang Na neighborhood on Thursday morning, and police are currently investigating his death.
At 10:30 a.m., the body of a 48-year-old male was discovered in a room on the sixth floor of the Niran Grand Hotel, located at 17 Udomsuk Soi, just off Sukhumvit 103 (Udomsuk) Road.
The police discovered the victim face down next to a bed. Belts and ropes were used to bind the hands behind the back and the legs together. A clear plastic sheet was securely wrapped around the head, and plastic tape was placed over the nose and around the neck. The individual, investigators believe, was tortured.
There were signs of a fight, and the room had been looted. One of the safes and a bucket had blood on them.
The victim’s personal things including his computer and mobile phone were not recovered.
The man reportedly checked into the hotel on his own at 12:43 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police forensics estimated that the man had been dead for at least eight hours when the body was discovered. The hotel staff reported seeing him working on his laptop about midday on Wednesday.
According to the man’s hotel records, he checked in on Tuesday afternoon after arriving in the nation at around 1am. On Tuesday night, he met two Thai women at the hotel.
They also discovered that the victim, who had allegedly served time in Taiwan for fraud and human trafficking, may have been associated with three males, one of whom was Asian.
The inquiry is still ongoing at this time.
The ransacked room at a hotel on Udomsuk Soi 17 is where the body of a 48-year-old Taiwanese man was found on Thursday. (Police photo)
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