A ransacked apartment, a half-naked body, traces of blood… What happened to Laith Abdallah Algaz, 34-year-old American YouTuber, better known as Leo Rex, found dead in an apartment in Pattaya Lagoon in Thailand?
Around 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, the Pattaya police were called by friends of the youtuber, who had just made the macabre discovery.
On the spot, the emergency services note the death of the young man, who already dates back several hours.
Leo Rex is wearing only a shirt and his face is smeared with blood.
His room appears to have been ransacked.
Clothes are strewn everywhere and the bathroom shelves have been destroyed.
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The youtubeur, originally from Colorado (United States), made a name for himself with his channel “Leo and Longevity” followed by 123,000 subscribers.
He talked about bodybuilding, health… and sometimes gave questionable advice like “how to make your penis bigger”.
Officers said they found anxiety tablets, sleeping pills, steroids, cannabis and antidepressants in Leo Rex's apartment.
The man suffered from bipolar disorder.
His body was sent to the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the Bangkok Police General Hospital, to carry out an autopsy and determine the cause of his death.
An investigation is also open.
Police Captain Sombat Kaewmulsuk said CCTV footage from the residence will be reviewed.
At the same time, several people around the victim will be heard.
“We are going to interview the victim's friends and a woman who had stayed with him before his death.
We urge the public not to jump to conclusions until a full review has been done.”