Suicide is suspected in the case of an older Italian man whose body washed ashore in North Pattaya.
Fully clothed and wearing shoes, Antonio Lardo died of apparent drowning June 14, two days before his 62nd birthday. The body had suffered only a cut to the head, possibly from offshore rocks. He had been dead about three hours.
Local motorbike-taxi driver Nattawut Chalermpong, 26, said he’d seen Lardo three days earlier looking like a homeless person and wandering aimlessly on the beach. He saw him later drinking water on the beach, looking depressed.
Police suspected financial troubles might have prompted his suicide or simply his upcoming birthday prompted his death.
Antonio Lardo, shown here eating near the beach, later drowned in North Pattaya waters.