Russian allegedly drinks self to death in Pattaya hotel


A Russian man being treated for alcoholism apparently drank himself to death in a Pattaya hotel.

The body of Vladimir Batuev, 46, was found in the bathroom of his 2nd Road hotel room Dec. 9. There was no sign of violence, but the body was found with blood and vomit nearby.

A hotel maid discovered the body about three hours after death. Searching the room, police found empty liquor and beer bottles as well as a prescription medicine to treat severe alcoholism.

The body was sent to the Forensics Institute to determine the exact cause of death.