Nokorwat News article
my translation wrote:An English teacher dead in a rented house until the smell was noticed by student who came looking [for him]
Phnom Penh: a man working as an English teacher was lying dead in a house he rented by himself, until young students who had not seen their teacher for 2 days went looking at house; finding him dead and in a state of decomposing [lit. swelling & stinking] causing surprise/commotion.
The incident caused commotion/shock in the morning of 23 January 2017, at rental house number 44 on street number 24BT, block 6, located in Sansam Kosal 2 village [phum], sangkat Boeung Tompoung, khan Meanchey.
An official of Boeung Tompoung police post said that the corpse was of a man named Bernard Roy, of 67 years old, of American nationality. He worked as an English language teacher at a private school and was living at the rented house where he was found and kept a moto of the brand Honda click that’s red and blue and has Phnom Penh license plates number 1AF-2889.
The owner of the rented house, who is called Prach Chanty and is a woman of 37 years old who works at home and lives in sangkat Boeung Tompoung in Khan Meanchey, told is that before the incident, 4 or 5 children from the private school came to look for the victim because they had not seen the teacher for 2 days already. When opening the outside door a strong pungent smell came outside. Then the children peered into the room through the gap in the door and saw the foreigner lying died in the salon of the house in a state of decomposing. Then they reported it to local authorities to investigate the body.
Later, local authorities went to report it to the relevant authorities to perform an expert appraisement, [who] concluded that had a heart disease which caused him to die like this.
Authorities took the body to be kept at Wat Stung Meanchey to wait for relatives to come to perform the rituals according to tradition.