Body found in Suvarnabhumi canal sparks police investigation

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

Police are investigating the discovery of a man’s body found floating in Suvarnabhumi’s water canal in the Bang Phli area. A pickup truck with a child car seat was parked nearby and witnesses saw the man sitting on a bridge the night before.

Police received a report about the incident at 3pm yesterday, July 8. Kittiphon Poldech, an inspector from Bang Phli Police Station, Samut Prakan Province, coordinated with forensic doctors from Ramathibodi Chakri Naruebodindra Hospital and rushed to the scene accompanied by Thannithi Assavaraksaree, Deputy Inspector of Investigations, and a rescue team from Ruamkatanyu Foundation.

A white Isuzu pickup truck with Bangkok licence plates was found parked along the roadside. Inside the vehicle, personal belongings and a child car seat were present. In the canal, they found the body of a man floating face down.

Rescue workers retrieved the body for examination. The deceased was described as having a tall and stout build, dark red skin complexion, short hair, shirtless, and wearing black sports shorts. He was later identified as 47 year old Hansak.

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A witness mentioned that around midnight, they saw a man sitting with his legs dangling off the bridge. They only saw the person, not the vehicle, and did not suspect anything untoward until the body was found floating in the water. Upon realising it was the same man seen earlier, they called the police.

The police are currently working to locate the deceased’s relatives. It is suspected that the man entered the water on his own. The body has been sent for an autopsy to proceed according to legal protocols.

“At midnight, I saw him sitting on the bridge. I didn’t see the car and had no idea something bad would happen. It wasn’t until the body was found that I realised it was the same person.”

Police are gathering more evidence and questioning additional witnesses to piece together the events leading up to the drowning. The police are also reviewing nearby CCTV footage to determine if there were any other individuals involved or if there are further clues to assist in the investigation, reported KhaoSod.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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