Russian dies in fall from Jomtien condo

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A Russian man who either jumped or fell from his 12th-floor condominium was found dead in Jomtien.

Identified by Thai media as Dinar Davletbaev, 29, cleaning staff found the Russian in the bushes outside the 30-story View Talay 8 complex Feb. 15.

Media reports said security camera footage showed Davletbaev climbing over a window ledge to sit on a balcony around 2:18 a.m. “as if he was catching some fresh air”, police were quoted as saying. It was unclear if he fell or jumped.

Media reports said a Russian friend and his Thai girlfriend were staying overnight with Davletbaev, but that the victim left for a while to give them some privacy. When they awoke in the morning, they found Davletbaev missing.

Security guard Nirut Lamprakonk alleged Davletbaev was a heavy drinker.