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US man and wife commit suicide with gas canister in Chiang Mai hotel

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US man and wife commit suicide with gas canister in Chiang Mai hotel

 

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Caption: Pair gas themselves to death

 

A maid was sent to a Chiang Mai hotel room after an American man and his wife were not heard from in several days and it was time to check out. 

 

She knocked at room 3207 but there was no reply. She decided to use the spare key and saw a sign on a curtain in the room.

 

It read: 

 

"Do not enter - call police".

 

She went in anyway and found 75 year old  American James Louis Hamilton and his wife on the bed. 

 

They were dressed in white shirts with brown shorts. 

 

They had plastic bags around their heads that were connected by a pipe to a gas canister. 

 

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Police and medical staff from Maharat Nakorn Chiang Mai were called to the hotel situated near the Tha Phae gate. It was ascertained that the couple had been dead about two days. 

 

The nationality, age and name of the wife was not given. 

 

Hotel manager Preecha Maijandaeng said that the couple had checked in on April 13th and were due to check-out yesterday so they were called at 11.30 am but there was no answer. 

 

The maid said that the two guests were a jolly couple and gave no indication they were going to commit suicide. Three days prior they had greeted her in a friendly manner and asked not to be disturbed. 

 

The American authorities in Chiang Mai have been informed, reported Sanook. 

 

Police did not state what kind of gas was used. They are treating the case as one of suicide. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

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10 minutes ago, webfact said:

"it was time to check out." 

 

Sad. They decided to do "self check out".

 

How can life be that bad?

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saw a sign on a curtain in the room.

it was very small no one can see it for 2 days

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

"Do not enter - call police".

 

She went in anyway

 

If the gas used was carbon monoxide this could have ended exceptionally badly for her. Best to leave messages like this in the local language when you go.

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Meaning no disrespect to the deceased...but, I am surprised the Tourist Ministry has not ceased upon this opportunity to tout Thailand as leading the world in foreigners committing suicide...

 

Like throwing themselves off of highrise hotels and condos, slashing their own throats, and swimming away from their anchored boat to cut their own heads off...amazing Thailand...👍 

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