Lumpini police said a 44 year old Italian man jumped to his death at Terminal 21 shopping center in Bangkok yesterday afternoon.
Pol Capt Noppha Thongbar said that CCTV footage showed Federico Maistrello jumped as he was on an escalator going from the sixth to the fifth floor.
He fell to the ground floor in the central atrium in full view of shoppers.
A tent was erected around his remains.
Thai Rath reported that he was clad in a t-shirt, track-suit pants and sneakers.
He had small tattoos on both arms and a snake tattoo on his left shoulder.
He had a gold ring on the ring finger of his left hand.
He was in possession of his passport, a key, an air-ticket, chewing gum, loose tobacco and roller, and a quantity of Lorazepam.
Lorazepam is used to treat psychiatric disorders such as anxiety. It is also used to treat insomnia.
Thai Rath said that the authorities had contacted the Italian embassy.
Thaivisa notes that a man by this name has a Facebook account showing him as having a nickname in Thai as “Somchai”. He is pictured with a Thai woman in Bangkok.
It could not be confirmed if this was the same man.
Source: Thai Rath