Austrian cancer victim’s fall from Naklua condo termed suicide


An elderly Austrian cancer victim died after apparently jumping from his 18th floor Naklua condominium.

The nude body of Harald Schmidberger, 60, was found in shrubbery outside the Saranchol Pattaya Condominium on Soi Wong Amat Feb. 6. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police broke into Schmidberger’s locked apartment and found cancer medication and cancer-treatment records from a Bangkok hospital.

Police suspect Schmidberger, the marketing manager of a sport drink company, was terminally ill and decided to take his own life.