South Korean found dead of hanging in East Pattaya


A South Korean tourist died after apparently hanging himself in his central Pattaya condo.

The body of Park Hyu Nok, 50, was found hanging from a rope tied to a golf club jammed into a 2-meter-tall wardrobe at the Pattaya Plaza Condotel opposite King Power on Sukhumvit Road Jan. 5. He’d been dead about two days.

Condominium staffers said Park was last seen two days earlier. The death was only discovered after a friend knocked on the door and detected the smell.

Park’s friend said the victim visited Thailand regularly, but had been suffering money problems and had to ask family to send him funds to cover four months of back rent.

The room showed no signs of a dispute and police are calling the death a suicide.