French expat dead by knife in chest, Phuket police deem suicide

A Tourist Police officer at the the scene this morning (June 15). Photo: Tourist Police

PHUKET: — Police believe a French expat found dead in his home in Kamala this morning died by his own hand, stabbing himself in the chest with a knife.

Capt Prasert Thongprom of the Kamala Police was notified at 10:45am.

Officers and rescue workers arrived to find the body of the man, identified as Henri Paul Jean Melot, 81, from Morlaix, slumped in a chair beside his computer with a knife in his left chest.

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