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Bangkok:- A Canadian tourist died when he fell from the 15th floor of a hotel in Bangkok’s Rajdamri area Wednesday morning.

Pol Col Decha Promsuwan, chief investigator of Lumpini police station, said the Canadian apparently committed suicide. He was identified by documents in his hotel room as William Calas James.

Staffs of the well-known hotel, which is located on Soi Mahatlek Luang 1, told police that the tourist fell down at about 9 am. He was staying on the 15th floor.

His body was found in blue t-shirt and grey shorts. His body was sent to the Police Hospital’s Forensic Medicine Institute, pending contact by his relatives.

Jumping from a building seems to be a common means of commuting suicide among male foreigners.

On January 24, Thomas Edward, 70, an American who was a principal of an international school in Bangkok, jumped from the rooftop of an 8-floor condominium on Soi Sukhumwit 71. He had been living in Thailand for 15 years. He left a suicide note, saying he had health problem.

On November 5 2014, a 52-year-old American, Douglas Rex Reinhart, jumped to his death from the 27 floor’s balcony of the View Thalay 6 condominium in Pattaya. He left a suicide note, saying he had run out of money and his passport had also expired. He said he did not want to leave Pattaya.

On March 18, 2014, a 58-year-old American, Nigel Greg, jumped from his room on the 29th floor of Sathorn Garden condominium to the tennis lawn on the sixth floor and was killed.

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north america horrible place no one wants to go back to there. i never been there either, just reading between the line. sure aint going either. cant even sell the passport.

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a lot of people suffer from depression and there is not much help in Thailand. also a lot of suicides are very questionableburp.gif

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I have noticed that every hotel I have stayed in has a lower railing than most. I have leaned against them and am above the tipping point..... Men's mass is above the waist where women have their mass located lower. Probably help to add another rail....

Exactly! Low railings are the norm in Thailand so when foul play is not suspected, you can most likely blame low railings. When will these builders get a clue. It also makes foul play easier when a simple push will cause a certain plunge.

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Depression is a sure killer. Especially if you're a long way from home. High rise buildings would be a good place to get it.

When the realities hit home and you're stuck in a box, way above the glittering facades of pay for cheap sex, and the promise of relationships that don't happen.

The black dog is quietly padding the hallways of condos looking for victims.

Some of us would be better devoting our lives to helping others when we think we're beyond help ourselves.

There is always an angle for the dangle.

"The black dog is quietly padding the hallways of condos looking for victims"...

Sad but nicely put and if bitten then....Talk to somebody ...don't suffer......can happen to anyone...anytime......

Agree about the height of railing on balconies but what to do... cadge in every condo...put bars on the windows....lock roof accesses with steel doors....?

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north america horrible place no one wants to go back to there. i never been there either, just reading between the line. sure aint going either. cant even sell the passport.

North America has some wonderful places, the main reason people don't want to go back from here is basically the same reason people from other countries don't want to go back and that could include a variety of personal reasons, but I doubt if any of them are about their country more about the 'extras' they can get here and don't want to lose/leave them.

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The odds are with all the people who fall from buildings in Thailand that one or more of them was murder and yet I've never heard one incident where it was proved to be murder. People can be made to write suicide notes under duress and yet the police in this country never seem to be bothered to investigate. As long as there is even a hint it's a suicide then that's how they write it up, CASE CLOSED!

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