Police were investigating today after the dead body of a Frenchman was found naked and covered in blood.
Michel Bachellerie, 68, had been hiring a car but the company owner Sunthorn Tolong, 56, went to his home yesterday after it wasn’t returned on Monday.
Sunthorn was horrified when he looked through Michel’s window and saw the floor covered in blood.
Police broke down the door and found Michel lying naked on the ground beside his bed in puddles of blood at his home in Si Racha near Pattaya, Thailand.
Sathorn said he knew there was a problem when GPS showed the vehicle had not moved for two days.
Officers are now investigating the mystery death after the pensioner’s body had remained undiscovered for four days.
Inspector Sompong Ativongda from Nong Kham Police Station said: ‘’The body was found upstairs in a two-storey town house at the Lake Valley Village.
‘’Mr Michel Bachellerie was unconscious naked beside the bed and there was blood on the floor. The body had been like that for four days.
” It is not possible to conclude that death is a serious illness or murder. However, police officers are required to seek information and evidence to conclude the cause of death.’’
Shocked neighbours said that bachelor Michel was a friendly man who they had seen regularly for the last two years.
Jantachai Jaiyamai, 32, said: ‘’There was a stench from the house but I did not think the man inside was dead.
‘’He had not been seen for four days. Everybody is very, very shocked. ‘’
Police hae sent the pensioner’s body for a post mortem examination to establish the cause of death and are reviewing CCTV in the area.