Older Briton upset with young Thai wife hangs self in Pattaya


An elderly British man supposedly upset with the party habits of his young wife apparently hung himself at a central Pattaya condominium.

The body of Philip Lee Atkins, 62, was found in a building behind the Niran Grand Condotel on Soi Arunothai March 30. A black electrical wire was found around his neck, although the wire had snapped, causing the body to fall to the ground.

In his pocket, police found a letter to Atkins’ wife, Parinyakorn Jinda, 30, asking her to contact his older brother in Phuket to take custody of his body.

Neighbors told police that Atkins had lived at Niran since November with his wife, but they frequently quarreled because Parinyakorn liked to go out with friends and often stayed away for days.