Australian Man Falls To His Death From Rooftop Of Silom Condo

Published on 29th March 2015 by Stickboy BKK

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BANGKOK: A 56-year-old Australian businessman fell 18 floors to his death from a Silom condo on Sunday evening.

Pol Lt Preecha Polsa from Thungmahamek Police Station was alerted of the fall on Soi Silom 7 around 7.30pm and upon his arrival with crime scene officers, a doctor and rescuers from a charity foundation, he found the body of a foreign man on a tennis court located on the eighth floor of the 26-storey building.

The dead man was soon identified as Ellis Moate, a Director of The Business Research Specialists, by his young wife who told Preecha that he had just returned from Australia on March 19th. She also told officers they were staying on the 17th floor and that she worked as a tennis coach for residents of the condominium.

Preecha said it was his initial belief that Moate jumped from the rooftop in an apparent suicide suggesting the man may have had financial difficulties or perhaps had argued with his wife. He added they checked CCTV footage from security cameras and witnessed Mr Moate take the elevator alone to the rooftop holding what appeared to be a book, however, they would further question the widow when she gets over her grief to determine a motive.

The body was sent for autopsy and the Australian embassy notified of the death.

UPDATED Monday 30th 8pm Despite the constant suggestions when foreigners jump from high rise buildings in Thailand that they were pushed I can confirm this guy did indeed commit suicide and that he had left a suicide note.

The wife as was described in the police report was not his wife at all but his girlfriend.

The reasons as to why Mr Moate took his own life I do not know but with suicide notes found at his condo it wasn’t a sudden decision after an argument with what we know now to be his mistress as was suggested by the attending police officer as one of the possible reasons for him jumping.

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