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American's Phuket Death Not Suspicious, Say Police

American's Phuket Death Not Suspicious, Say Police

Thursday, July 21, 2011
PHUKET: Police are satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of an American man who was found one week ago with a plastic bag over his head at a Phuket resort.

Joshua Steven Weitz, 39, was sitting in an armchair with the bag over his head and a tube running from the bag to a nitrogen cylinder.

''We found no fingerprints or other signs indicating someone else had been involved,'' said the investigating officer, Lieutenant Attawat Suwannarat.

''The nitrogen had been purchased a couple of days earlier by the man. If the family or the US embassy wish to hold an autopsy, we can help to arrange one.''

An expat woman who shared the accommodation at the Mountain Seaview Apartment in Karon until shortly before Mr Weitz was last seen alive has not come forward.

People on Phuket who feel depressed or down are advised to talk to friends or family, or contact a doctor.


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If you were not involved, and wanted to clear yourself of any suspicion, anybody would come forward to the police if they had been living with a person who suddenly died in suspicious circumstances. The fact that his legs were tied together with a belt and his roommate (girlfriend?) suddenly disappeared without trace simply cries out foul play. And a number of people who knew him have commented that he would never be the kind of person to kill himself. Where is the roommate? She must not be allowed to leave Thailand without being arrested and interrogated by Thai police first.

Posted by Atchariya on July 21, 2011 16:02


It is Amazing how creative people can be when they want to commit suicide in "Amazing Thailand". For some reason distraught expats in Phuket choose to jump out of buildings, and hang themselves from doorknobs, drown themselves in swimming pools.. and now nitrogen overdose? What will be next?

Posted by Travelinasia on August 15, 2011 14:42


Josh was a good man. June, Lib and Monkey were his heart and soul. I believe he couldnt live w himself for breaking thier hearts. Nothing or no one meant anything else to him. RIP punk

Posted by Anonymous on February 1, 2012 06:07


i read and reread this article very often josh and i were together for 10 years and i'm honored to have his delilah i want every one to know and rest quietly that josh was not murdred the sad truth is this beautiful man indeed ended his own life and he is resting in peace please keep his daughter delilah in your hearts and minds she had the best daddy love you mommy 323 819 5727 feel fre to call me anytime thanks

Posted by libby on April 10, 2012 06:48

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