American dies with only a rabbit as witness


An American man died of unknown causes in his locked North Pattaya room with only his pet rabbit there to witness his death.

George P. Stanco, 48, was discovered by the owner of the SY Mansion on Soi Chalermprakiat 12 Aug. 17. He’d been dead about two days.

Police do not suspect foul play, despite the disarray in Stanco’s apartment. They believe the mess came from Stanco’s pet rabbit, which had been running around the room, searching for food.

Investigators recovered a large number of antibiotics from the room, leading to suspicions the American either died of a long-running illness or drug overdose. The American embassy was notified of his death.