Australian stockbroker is found dead in Thailand with plastic bag tied around his head and his wrists bound behind his back with cable ties – as police say his death was SUICIDE
- An Australian stock market trader has been found dead in a Thai apartment
- Andrew George Tomlinson found by a maid in Pattaya on eastern Gulf coast
- Police have also found a notepad on his desk which contained a list of songs
- Maid who notified authorities said he was living there for almost three years
- Said she never ‘thought he had any problems’ and he was usually very quiet
- There were no signs of struggle or forced entry, police in Thailand have said
The body of an Australian stock market trader has been found in an apartment in Thailand, with police treating the death as suicide.
Andrew George Tomlinson, 59, was discovered by a shocked maid in the four-storey building in Pattaya on Thailand’s eastern Gulf coast on Saturday afternoon.
He was found lifeless on the bed with a plastic bag tied around his head and both his wrists bound behind his back with cable ties.
Police checked CCTV but claimed there was no sign of anyone else entering the room.
A notepad was on his desk containing a list of songs – including Linkin Park’s In The End, Rihanna’s Don’t Stop The Music and KT Tunstall’s Suddenly I See.
Mr Tomlinson was found lifeless on the bed with a plastic bag tied around his head and both his wrists bound with cable ties
Pictured: The seven computer screens set up on Mr Tomlinson’s desk staff at the hotel said he used to trade stocks
The maid who called the emergency services said Mr Tomlinson had been living there for almost three years.
He had seven computer screens set up on a desk which the staff at the hotel said he used to trade stocks.
She said: ‘I never thought that he had any problems. He worked in his room so he was very quiet.’
Police Lieutenant Col Nithat Waewpradab, deputy superintendent of Pattaya city police, said Mr Tomlinson was wearing a green t-shirt and underwear.
There were no signs of a struggle and officers had been unable to see anyone acting suspiciously or entering the room, he added.
The police chief said: ‘Forensic officers have examined the scene and sent the body of the dead man to hospital.
A notepad was found on his desk containing a list of songs including Linkin Park’s In The End
Authorities are pictured moving Mr Tomlinson’s body from the apartment after it was found on Saturday
‘We will know the cause of death from a post-mortem examination.
‘We believe the man committed suicide and we are not looking for anybody else.
‘I could not see any evidence of a disturbance in the room.’