CityNews – A British businessman was found dead in a guesthouse in Loi Kroh Road on Friday morning.
Police said he appeared to have drunk himself to death after his heart was broken by a Thai girlfriend, who reportedly conned him out of 10 million baht.
The body of Kyrill Alexandrovich Khieninson, 38, was found naked on the bed, with many empty bottles of rice spirit nearby, as well as medication for epilepsy.
Russian-born Khieninson was a graduate of Oxford University who had fallen in love with a Thai woman who convinced him to invest 10 million baht in a fabricated elephant-breeding business, Khaosod reported. When she fled with the money, he become depressed and started drinking heavily.
No one had seen him for three days before he was found dead. Guesthouse staff said he had got drunk and made a loud noise on that occasion, so the owner had to calm him down and take him to his room.
Police believe he died from alcohol poisoning, but an autopsy will be conducted. Investigations are ongoing.