A Norwegian tourist was found dead inside his car on Koh Samui in Surat Thani on Monday evening.
Aspen Anray Solian (unofficial spelling), 28, was found dead in the driver’s seat on Thaweerat Phakdee Road in Tambon Maret of Koh Samui district.
The body showed no sign of violence. A doctor said he had died about one or two hours earlier.
A bakery shop worker said the tourist often dropped in to the store to enjoy baked goods and a drink. After the tourist arrived at about 4.30pm, he remained in his car with the windows shut.
The worker wondered why the tourist had not left his car after more than an hour and so knocked on the window. The worker spoke to the tourist but he did not respond and so the worker sought help from a nearby bar waiter and they discovered the Norwegian was dead.
The waiter said he knew the tourist well because he was a months-long yearly visitor to Koh Samui.
This year, the tourist arrived with a friend three weeks ago but the friend had left.
The body was sent for a post-mortem at Surat Thani Hospital.