German man dies in apparent suicide leap


An elderly German died after apparently jumping from his eighth-floor condominium in Pattaya.

Alexander Minor, 73, was found naked in the parking area of the View Talay 3 complex on Pratamnak Hill. Police found no marks on the body unrelated to the massive trauma of the fall.

Officers checked his condo eight stories directly above where he was found and said there was no sign of burglary or violence. Only a broken mobile phone was discovered.

Police speculated Minor had had an argument with someone on the telephone causing him so much distress he jumped off his balcony.