Pattaya diver found dead, throat cut, attached to pole.

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Re: Pattaya diver found dead, throat cut, attached to pole.

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:09 am

How and why would he tie his own back to a pier? What the fuck?
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Re: Pattaya diver found dead, throat cut, attached to pole.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Dec 25, 2016 7:42 pm

The Pattaya diver who was found with his throat cut and body attached to a pole was finally identified as Tom Kech [according to Pattayaone news.]
A goodbye message to his wife has been posted on FB, but for the moment nobody knows if it was a suicide note or just a goodbye. It all seems a bit strange and melodramatic.
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Re: Pattaya diver found dead, throat cut, attached to pole.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:52 pm

Case of Diver Found with Throat Cut Closed as Suicide

A couple of weeks ago, Frank Thomas Kech, 52 year old, was found about 500 meters off the Coast of Koh Larn Island. He was dressed in diving gear, tied to a concrete pile with a nasty looking gash in his neck. A backpack was later found close by.

Initially police had suspected foul play and launched an immediate investigation into what had happened, collecting various bits of evidence as well as contacting those closest to him, in particular, his Thai girlfriend.

After just over a week, the Thai police have now come to the conclusion the Mr. Kech committed suicide. They say that the “key” bit of evidence that has lead them to this conclusion is an electronic message sent to the girlfriend from Mr. Kech before he passed away.

In the message Mr Kech states he is leaving his girlfriend and says, quote “time to fulfill my life dream of moving on”

He also states how he had left some money for his girlfriend in order for her to, quote find someone who can make your dreams come true”. He also gave her access to his safe which contained several other valuable items.

The cause of death, according to police, was that Mr. Kech slit his own throat.
http://pattayaone.news/en/suicide-myste ... se-closed/
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Re: Pattaya diver found dead, throat cut, attached to pole.

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:12 am

How many people commit suicide by slitting their throats? Must be a tiny percentage of suicides. Definitely possible, but I'd keep an eye on that girlfriend and see if she's got a new boyfriend...
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Re: Pattaya diver found dead, throat cut, attached to pole.

Post by Anchor Moy » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:37 am

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:How many people commit suicide by slitting their throats? Must be a tiny percentage of suicides. Definitely possible, but I'd keep an eye on that girlfriend and see if she's got a new boyfriend...
The note the guy wrote was ambiguous - goodbye wifey could mean anything. He does say "Remember, my life was fantastic..." But he could be referring to his life with her.

But something is not quite right.
He's only 52, there's no mention of illness, mental or otherwise, and why would he go to all that trouble of putting on in a diving suit, tying himself to a pole and then slitting his own throat ? That's a particularly difficult and torturous way to kill yourself. Possible, but...
But the wife has no motive. If he was already leaving her, what's the point in killing him ?

The poster who suggested he might have been fishing in the wrong place could be right then.
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Re: Pattaya diver found dead, throat cut, attached to pole.

Post by SinnSisamouth » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:44 am

we need jamie csi to look into this
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Re: Pattaya diver found dead, throat cut, attached to pole.

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:59 am

Well, the obvious problem is that anyone could have e written that. It was written in good English, but literally anyone could have written it if they had his phone.
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Re: Pattaya diver found dead, throat cut, attached to pole.

Post by Kuroneko » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:00 am

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:How many people commit suicide by slitting their throats? Must be a tiny percentage of suicides. Definitely possible, but I'd keep an eye on that girlfriend and see if she's got a new boyfriend...
Japanese women, in the past!

A peculiar case of suicide enacted through the ancient Japanese ritual of Jigai.

In the past, self-infliction of sharp force was a classic form of suicide, while in modern times it is quite rare, constituting only 2% to 3% of all self-inflicted deaths. In Japan, the jigai (Japanese characters: see text) ritual is a traditional method of female suicide, carried out by cutting the jugular vein using a knife called a tantō. The jigai ritual is the feminine counterpart of seppuku (well-known as harakiri), the ritual suicide of samurai warriors, which was carried out by a deep slash into the abdomen.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24457577

A case here indicating the rarity os suicide by cutting ones throat.

"Atypical Suicidal" cut throat injury--a case report.
Suicide by incising one's own throat without hesitation marks remains a rare, and only few cases have been reported in the forensic literaturehttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19782325
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Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:41 pm

Suicide by incising one’s own throat without hesitation marks remains a rare, and only few cases have been reported in the forensic literature
Very rare and very strange. But the case has been closed, so unless there are family who are asking questions, it will remain a suicide.
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Re: Pattaya diver found dead, throat cut, attached to pole.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:23 pm

Not so rare in Thailand then. Another case of a foreigner allegedly committing suicide by cutting his throat in the same week:

A long-term US expatriate living in Phuket committed suicide by slashing his own throat.

On December 20 at around 21:00, the body of Mr Ruszbach Chlaszlo Gyorgy, 62, was found by his wife who made a distress call to the police saying that she had found her husband’s lifeless body on their bathroom floor. Officers from Chalong Provincial Police Station and rescue volunteers were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Arriving at 95/26 Soi Houypru in Phuket’s Rawai subdistrict, rescue workers first had to take care of the wife who had passed out briefly from the shock of finding her husband dead. She was sent to Wachira Phuket Hospital for treatment.

Police officers entered the bathroom to find Mr Gyorgy’s body. Covered in blood, he was lying on the tiled bathroom floor under the sink only wearing underwear. His throat showed three deep cuts which police assume to have caused the death. They also found a blood-stained cutter and bagged it as evidence...
https://www.farang-deaths.com/
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