An unidentified man was found hanged yesterday in the western border province of Kanchanaburi, in the forest behind a railway station in Sai Yok district. Emergency responders and local rescue volunteers walked about a kilometre into the forest after the discovery was reported just after 4pm.
They found a man hanging by the neck from a tree, about 2.5 metres off the ground. He was about 60 years old, wearing blue jeans, a grey T-shirt, a pair of black canvas shoes and a blue cap. A black strap bag was found nearby. He was believed to have been dead about 4 hours.
No identification documents were found on him. There were no traces of violence.
A local villager, identified only as “Somchai”, told reporters he found the body while looking for bamboo shoots in the area. Shocked, he ran out of the forest and notified a police patrol from tambon Thasao. The patrol reported it to Sai Yok police.
The body was sent to Sai Yok Hospital for an autopsy.
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