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Paramedics remove the man's body from the pool at the luxury villa

American Found Dead in Phuket Villa Pool 'was Microsoft Programmer'

Monday, July 1, 2013
PHUKET: The body of an American man - reportedly a former programmer with Microsoft - has been found at the bottom of a swimming pool in a luxury Phuket villa.

A housemaid who called at the villa in the eastern Cape Panwa region to clean the premises reported finding the body to Phuket police about 8.45am today.

Initial reports say the man, aged 69, was found face-down dressed in black boardshorts. No cause of death has been established.

The man was last seen alive on Saturday. His passport has yet to be found.

The villa is in Soi Santi Suk, which runs off Sakdidet Road towards Nam Bo Cape.

Police Lieutenant Anurak Klangnarong, of Vichit Police Station, south of Phuket City, said the man's Thai wife had been informed of his death and was heading home from Korat, where she had been visiting family members.

the body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket City where a physical examination would be made to determine the cause of death.

Police say the man may have missed taking daily medication because his wife wasn't there to care for him. It was possible he fainted and fell into the pool, police said.

Cigarettes were found in an ashtray by the pool and a beer glass was in the pool. Sunglasses were floating nearby.

Phuketwan has been supplied with the man's name but is withholding publication until relatives in the US have been notified.

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Judging from the dense, leafy surroundings; could of been a snake bite maybe? Let's wait and see what the boy's in the white lab coat's have to say regarding this one.

Posted by Fellow American on July 2, 2013 05:36


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