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German tourist's head bound with duct tape - Thai police suspect suicide

Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:00 am

Ao Nang, Krabi police called to a luxury hotel's 6th floor on Tuesday found a 40 year old German tourist dead in bed. 


Christopher Faust's head was covered in a red bag and there was green duct tape binding from the neck up to the nose. The roll of tape was still attached. 

He had been dead between one and two days in the room that has it's own private swimming pool. 

There were no signs of a struggle or theft. Items such as a laptop computer, money, credit cards and passport were all in place, reported Thai Rath

There were two glasses half filled with a liquid on a table two meters from the victim. Two bags similar to the one covering his head were found by the bathroom. 

Pol Capt Sarawut Kittireuangrayap investigating found that Mr Faust had checked in to stay from the 7th to the 16th of June. 

Everything appeared normal according to staff - on Sunday he had ordered food in his room but had not been seen since. 

Police are giving weight to the theory that he committed suicide - there were bills for the duct tape in the room.

They are checking the purchase of the tape and the CCTV at the hotel and an autopsy has been ordered at Krabi Hospital.

Source: Daily News | Thai Rath