The body of a 25-year-old man from Chiang Mai has been found by a passerby on Jomtien Beach, Chonburi at the weekend.
The deceased – Mr. Veeraphat Sudjai, 25 from Mae Hia is said by his girlfriend to have been acting normally and sending pictures until suddenly he had become paranoid and delusional, wanting to leave the area and also suffering from hallucinations.
At some point between that phone call and the discovery of his body he had ended up in the water dead.
Police believe the case is suicide brought on by drug use but the girlfriend claims that Mr. Sudjai never took drugs and that maybe someone had drugged him then murdered him instead.
An autopsy has been ordered to ascertain if and what drugs were in his system and the cause of death.