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Newborn’s body found in shallow grave in Si Racha

Jack Arthur

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During the weekend a newborn baby’s corpse was found by the side of the road in Si Racha, a district north of Pattaya. The makeshift grave was located near the Khao Namsap Temple in Thung Sukhla.

A local resident, 59 year old Sangwien Duangyai, found the body and alerted the local police. She told Thai media:

I feed street dogs every day near the Khao Namsap temple. I smelled something rotten while walking to the temple area before I saw something which I thought was a baby dog at first. There were some small blood stains on the road

I went closer before I discovered to my horror that the deceased was a dead new born baby.

Police found the baby’s body in an exposed, shallow grave. It’s estimated the newborn had been dead for around 5 hours. Police are currently investigating the matter, including trying to find the baby’s mother, as well as whoever dumped the body. They speculate that the perpetrator was in the midst of burying the body when they were interrupted in their task, forced to leave the baby in the exposed hole.

No further details are known at this time.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

 

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