On June 20, 2013, 77 year old South African by the name of Klaus Erich Leskf apparently committed suicide while on a trip in Pattaya, Thailand. Thai authorities revealed that Mr. Leskf had been robbed by a bag snatcher and lost his money, passport and other legal documents. The robbery stressed him out so much, the old chap committed suicide – makes sense, right? In Thailand it does.
Apparently, the victim committed suicide in the bathroom of Pattaya hospital where he was admitted for treatment. There was a fatal wound on the back of his head, but no info on how he could have fatally hit himself over the back of his head. There were also bruises and markings on the victim’s neck consistent with strangulation which Thai authorities concluded was a result of the victim trying to self strangle himself. The victim also had a suicidal slit on his wrist.