Finn Arto Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

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Re: Finn Arto Samuli Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:11 pm


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A sad topic for my first post.
My partner - friends with his wife - is sure they returned to Cambodia from Finland only yesterday. They had been living there.

Not sure how that tallies with the 'running a guesthouse with his wife' angle, but again, she's adamant that's not the case. The provincial home was too small.

He never struck me as a serious druggie, but I didn't know him well.

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Very sad, indeed.

It's not clear who exactly 'runs' it at the moment, but it's called 'Navy's Homestay' and his wife appears to be called Navy (although spelled a bit differently on her Facebook page), and the contact info for Navy's Homestay clearly appears to be his contact info, so take that as you will.

And if he just arrived back from Finland a couple days ago, as you say, that also matches up with the dates the Homestay announced they will be closed. You also say their provincial home is 'too small,' which also suggests that while they are back in Cambodia and presumably staying at their home there, it's too small for guests to stay there at the same time.

Very sad no matter what's going on.

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Re: Finn Arto Samuli Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:15 pm

Actually, looks like the Homestay likely closed for good back in June of 2018.

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Re: Finn Arto Samuli Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by reggie perrin's dad » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:22 pm

That's definitely his wife's name.

Perhaps the guesthouse wasn't so much a tangible place as an attempt to generate some extra income, offering tourists a chance to see 'the real Cambodia' by staying with his in-laws. The package offered suggests something along those lines.

Condolences to his friends and family.
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Re: Finn Arto Samuli Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by John Bingham » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:43 pm

fax wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:59 pm
People who feel they need to inject meth instead of I.e. snorting it usually are not so fat as the corpse (no offence). 90 kg is high for meth unless he's swollen from opiate withdrawal or something. Actually doesnt look much like an IV user.
Most meth is smoked, and there are of course Yama pills. I don't think the unfortunate man's weight is such an issue. Not everyone who dies as a result of narcotics has been on a downward spiral for years, it can all happen very quickly. If there weren't fat tweakers all those dealers in the US would go bust pretty quickly. 8-)
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Re: Finn Arto Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:28 pm

Here is a video of police removing the body of Arto Rantonen from Lakeside #10 Guesthouse in Phnom Penh, Cambodia after being found dead by his wife, who were both on holiday from Finland:



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Re: Finn Arto Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by fax » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:31 pm

General Mackevili wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:28 pm
after being found dead by his wife, who were both on holiday from Finland
So he was not living in Cambodia and married to a Cambodian named Nary who he ran a business with named Nary Homestay after all?

Finnish culture and couples remind me of Cambodians

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Re: Finn Arto Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:07 pm

fax wrote:
General Mackevili wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:28 pm
after being found dead by his wife, who were both on holiday from Finland
So he was not living in Cambodia and married to a Cambodian named Nary who he ran a business with named Nary Homestay after all?

Finnish culture and couples remind me of Cambodians

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I think he was, just not at the time of his death. Looks like they closed it down months ago and moved to Finland.
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Re: Finn Arto Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by Apexisto » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:02 pm

fax wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:31 pm
General Mackevili wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:28 pm
after being found dead by his wife, who were both on holiday from Finland
So he was not living in Cambodia and married to a Cambodian named Nary who he ran a business with named Nary Homestay after all?

Finnish culture and couples remind me of Cambodians

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How so? Finnish culture is pretty far away from Cambodia...
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Re: Finn Arto Samuli Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by Mad-Milk » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:33 pm

PhnomRon wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:44 pm
reggie perrin's dad wrote:
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My partner - friends with his wife - is sure they returned to Cambodia from Finland only yesterday. They had been living there.

Maybe he was off the drugs in Finland and went back to his previous dosage when he returned to Cambodia and that killed him.
Actually a very plausible explanation. Getting anything more than paracetamol in Finland is hard and expensive.
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Re: Finn Arto Rantonen Dies of Suspected Drug-Induced Heart Attack in Phnom Penh Guesthouse

Post by bong.kuit » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:41 pm

Mad-Milk wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:33 pm
PhnomRon wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:44 pm
reggie perrin's dad wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:13 pm

My partner - friends with his wife - is sure they returned to Cambodia from Finland only yesterday. They had been living there.

Maybe he was off the drugs in Finland and went back to his previous dosage when he returned to Cambodia and that killed him.
Actually a very plausible explanation. Getting anything more than paracetamol in Finland is hard and expensive.
My thoughts as well. Smack is much more likely than Meth tho, not many shoot up amphetamines.
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