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Dead Norwegian found hanging from Pattaya rooftop

The dead man's hanging body is retrieved from the outside of the Northshore Condominium off Pattaya's Beach Road in Chon Buri province on Wednesday. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

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PATTAYA: A shirtless Norwegian man was found hanging from the rooftop of a 31-storey condominium building off Beach Road on Monday.

Police were called to Northshore Condominium on Soi 5 off Pattaya's Beach Road at about 10am, when the body was noticed.

The 69-year-old was hanging by a nylon rope around his neck against the outside wall of the highrise, 3-4 metres below the rooftop. The other end of the rope was tied to a fire hydrant.

Police took about three hours to retrieve the body, which was dressed only in a pair of shorts. There were bloodstains on the body and on the rooftop. 

Police also found a letter written in  Norwegian.

The man was the tenant of a room on the 23rd floor of the condominium.

Police thought it might be a suicide, but were investigating further.

The man's name was withheld pending notification of relatives.

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