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American Man Jumps to His Death from a Condo Building in Santitham
CityNews – Police at Chang Puek Police station were informed that a foreign man had jumped to his death from a building in Santitham early Tuesday evening, 10th April. Police revealed that the man had died instantly from injuries to the head.
The body of Douglas Theron Smith, a 43 year old American from New Jersey, was found by police at View Mansion condo in the Santitham area of the Chang Puek sub-district of Chiang Mai. Police reported that Smith was dead when they arrived at the scene.
The owner of View Mansion told police that Smith had been living at the condo since 1st of March, 2011, in room 606 on the sixth floor. Police told the press that they were investigating a transsexual man called Nui who had been in a relationship with the dead man. Nui told police that the two had been living together, adding that lately Smith had developed mental problems and had been suffering from paranoia thinking that there were people who wanted to hurt him.
Nui also told police that Smith had become stressed and couldn’t sleep and so he took Smith to the hospital for medicine the same day Smith was found dead. After returning from the hospital Nui told police that he had gone to the toilet and when he returned Smith was no longer in the room, it was at this point, Nui explains, that that he knew Smith had jumped from the window.
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