Dead pilot in burned-out pickup — (Chiang Rai Times)

SSRI Ed note: Recently promoted air force pilot takes antidepressants for stress, dies by suicide by suffocating on smoke in his father's vehicle.

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Chiang Rai Times – crime and legal

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The charred body of a man was found inside a burned-out pickup truck beside a cassava plantation in Nakhon Ratchasima. Local residents found the gutted Toyota pickup behind a municipality office.

They told police from Pho Klang police station they went to investigate a fire in a grassy field. Upon there arrival they found the burned out pickup and corpse nearby. They believed the fire had spread from the vehicle to the field.

The body was later identified as Flt Lt Kittisak Tamdeekin, 47, of air force Wing 1 in Nakhon Ratchasima.

According to the Bangkok Post a charcoal stove was also found on the floor below the left front seat. Police from the Pho Klang police station said it appeared he suffocated himself before the vehicle caught fire. The Toyota pickup was registered to Kittisak’s father.

Mr. Kittisak’s wife told police her husband was promoted to the rank of flight lieutenant in November. However he suffered from stress and had consequently been taking anti-depressant medication.

Police were investigating, to establish the actual cause of death. Furthermore they wish to rule out the possibility murder.