Duck vendor found dead in pickup truck at Samut Prakan shrine

Image courtesy of Khaosod

A tragic discovery took place in front of a Buddha shrine in Samut Prakan today, where a vendor was found dead inside a pickup truck. The deceased had left a note but the cause of his death remains unknown.

The Deputy Inspector of Samrong Nuea Police Station in Samut Prakan, Asanee Kongkerd, received a report of a man’s death inside a vehicle. The incident occurred in front of a wastewater treatment plant at the entrance of Soi Dan Samrong 70 in Mueang District, Samut Prakan.

Officers from the Ruamkatanyu Foundation accompanied the police to investigate the scene. Upon arrival, authorities found the pickup truck parked with its engine running in front of a Pu Dam Thung Shrine, under a Bodhi tree.

In the driver’s seat was the lifeless body of 65 year old San. Next was a piece of white paper with handwritten notes and two phone numbers included.

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A stove was found on the floor behind the passenger seat, which was collected as evidence alongside the note. Initial examinations revealed no signs of physical assault, and it was estimated that the man had been dead for over five hours.

The deceased’s son revealed that his father lived separately and made a living as a roast duck vendor. He recalls that his father had gone missing the previous night but no one knew where he had gone until someone called to inform him about the discovery of the truck.

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Upon arrival, he discovered his father’s death. He was unaware of any reasons for his father’s actions, as his father never discussed any personal stress or issues he might have been dealing with.

A nearby motorcycle taxi driver, Prasert, recounts seeing the truck parked since 3am but didn’t pay much attention as he thought it was someone who had parked for a nap after drinking.

Only until noon the next day did he notice that the truck had been parked unusually long, prompting his investigation. He looked through the window and discovered San’s death.

The investigation continues as authorities work to understand the motive behind the man’s tragic decision, reported Khaosod.

The incident has left the community in shock, and the family is mourning the loss of a loved one tragically found dead, searching for answers to the questions left behind.

If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand 24-hour hotline: 02 713 6791 (English), 02 713 6793 (Thai), or the Thai Mental Health Hotline at 1323 (Thai). Please also contact your friends or relatives at this time if you have feelings of loneliness, stress, or depression. Seek help.

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Ryan Turner

Ryan is a journalism student from Mahidol University with a passion for history, writing and delivering news content with a rich storytelling narrative.

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