A 46-year-old Japanese was found hanging dead inside a hotel yesterday in Pasay City.
SPO4 Allan Valdez, officer-on-case, said Takeshi Nakade, who was identified through a Xerox copy of his passport found inside his hotel room, used an extension cord in hanging himself up.
Valdez added that Nakade’s already stiff body was discovered at 1 p.m. hanging at the front door of his hotel room on extension cord looped around his neck.
Investigation showed that Nakade checked in at the hotel last April 17 at 1 p.m. and was last seen alive at 11 p.m.
Rosaline Callada, duty front desk officer, said security personnel forced open Nakade’s room after their calls through telephone and knocks on the door were left unanswered.
It was at this point that Nakade’s body was discovered, prompting hotel management to seek police help.
Valdez said a note, which was written in Japanese characters, was found on a table.
He added that a Japanese Embassy interpreter said Nakade’s note read that he wanted embassy officials to get in touch with his relatives, whom he identified by their names, who would take care of his body for the burial.
Police are still conducting investigation but noted that the case was a suicide.