Police launched a murder investigation today after a rubbish collector discovered the decaying body of a woman wrapped in a blanket and tied up with rope at a landfill site in Prachin Buri province in central Thailand.
Officers at Rabo Phai Police Station were informed today that someone found a body wrapped in a blanket at the landfill site in Si Maha Phot District.
About 8 metres above the ground, a woman’s body was found wrapped in a yellow blanket and tied up tightly with rope.
A rubbish collector, O, said she found the yellow blanket at the landfill site on Monday. However, she thought nothing of it as she thought maybe locals had wrapped a dead dog’s body and dumped it.
Today, O reported that dogs were pulling at a blanket and upon inspection, a strong odour was detected. To her surprise, upon untying the rope, she discovered a woman’s decaying body. O promptly notified the police.
Chief of Prachin Buri Provincial Police Force, Maj. Gen. Winai Nucha, said police believe the woman was murdered around five days ago.
The woman’s wrists were tied up with rope, but no wounds were found anywhere. However, the rotten state of the corpse made it difficult for police to identify the cause of death.
Officers said the landfill site is far away from any community and can be accessed via Prachin Buri and Chachoengsao province.
It is believed the murderer visited the site before dumping the body to scope out the landfill site.
Police collected samples which will be sent to the Forensic Institute for investigation.
The woman’s remains will undergo an autopsy and DNA testing at the hospital.
Police are working on identifying the woman and potential suspects.
Last month, a Thai man allegedly strangled his ex-wife to death and dumped her body on the side of the road in Chaiyaphum province in northeast Thailand.
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