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Muang district police in Khon Kaen in Thailand’s north east have found a 66 year old former American serviceman dead in his rented property.
Thai Rath reported that a close female friend of the deceased has not been seen for some time.
Jean Mark Robert, 66, was found yesterday on a mattress in a hall area of a house he had rented for the last seven years. Decomposition was setting in and neighbors had been alerted by the smell.
There were no signs of a struggle or anything out of place at the two and a half story cement house in Soi Srijan, Srijan Road.
Locals said that the deceased, described as 170cms tall and large – had not been seen for two or three days.
He had come to rent alone but kept the company of a Thai woman who no one had seen for a while.
He was a long term resident of Thailand often seen in the downtown area with a walking stick.
Muang district police chief Pol Col Jamlong Suwalak declined to comment on the cause of death saying that cops would wait for an autopsy.
The US embassy has been informed.
Source: Thai Rath