British father, 31, is found dead a few hours after arrival at the red-light hotel in Bangkok – while the police are investigating to see if he was murdered
- Luke Ramage, 31, found dead in the hotel room in Thailand, a few hours after arrival
- British tourist discovers in Bangkok hotel by receptionist after raised alarm
- Fear that he was killed when he was found with bruises on his shoulders and legs
- Luggage had not been unpacked, the safe was open and the waste was hanging around the floor
Chris Dyer for Mailonline
A British tourist was found dead in his hotel room in Thailand, just a few hours after arrival.
Luke Ramage, of Consett, County Durham, was allegedly found by a receptionist in his hotel in the red-light district of Bangkok, lying on a bed with bruises on his shoulders and legs.
It was feared that the 31-year-old was murdered because there were signs of a struggle and traces indicating that he might have been in a fight.
Luke Ramage was found dead in a hotel room in the red light district of Bangkok after a friend had sounded the alarm
The Bavana Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, where Luke Ramage was found dead by a receptionist hours after arriving in the country
The safe in the room of the father of two at the Bavana Hotel was left open, there were no valuables in it, and cigarette packs were scattered across the floor, The Sun reported.
A friend of Ramage told the hotel staff that he was in trouble and disappeared when the police arrived on December 14th.
He had just arrived at the hotel a few hours earlier and his luggage would have been in his suitcase when his body was discovered.
On the day of his death, Ramage posted on Facebook that he was at the Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park – a four-minute walk from his hotel.
Earlier in the day he said that he had landed in Thailand together with a picture of himself and two friends.
Ramage would spend time in Bangkok before going to the party island of Phuket, then Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos before returning to Thailand
After arriving in Thailand on the day he died, Luke placed a picture on Facebook and started celebrating the start of his holiday
The caption to the image was: & # 39; Keeeeeemon. Boys on tour. & # 39;
A source told The Sun said: "The receptionist found the body. She said that a friend who stayed in another room said that the victim had a problem.
She went upstairs to check and when she came back he was gone. The man was dead when the police arrived. There were signs of a fight.
& # 39; The safe was opened with a suspected theft. There were only cigarettes left. & # 39;
After spending some time in the capital Bangkok, Ramage planned to visit the Phuket party island in Thailand before moving to Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and back to Thailand.
A Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman said: We have contact with local authorities following reports of the death of a British man in Thailand.
It was feared that the British tourist could have been killed when he was found by hotel staff lying on his bed with bruises on his shoulders and legs
On social media, friends and family paid homage to Ramage, who ran a cleaning company in his home town.
Jade Storey wrote: & # 39; You my best friend, you are unique, I love you like no other, I could not be stripped anymore. Your mother, your family and your babies.
& # 39; This time of year was hard for you. I know that, I know you were hard at work and made mistakes, but that applies to everyone Luke too.
It was only three days ago that we referred the world to the rights and it was only two days ago that we had it and you had it to our liking.
I always love you, my friend, peace in peace, my & # 39; comradable sweetheart, Jadey honey. & # 39;
Fiona De Pinna wrote: & # 39; I can not believe what I read here! RIP Luke. Xx. & # 39;
Angus Holmes, added: "RIP big kid far too fast terrible news x."