36-year-old American man found dead in Chang Phuaek hostel

A 36-year-old American man has been found dead in a Chang Phuaek hostel.

The man, identified as Mr. Richard Justin (transliterated from Thai) was found by staff in the hostel room sitting upright against a bed this morning, Feb. 26.

According to Thai language reports he had checked in on Feb. 13 and had previously “fainted” in the lobby of the hotel, suggesting he may have been suffering from a health problem.

The were no signs of fighting or theft in the room.

The body was taken to Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital for an autopsy while the American Consular General in Chiang Mai was informed of the death.