Dead body of unidentified foreign man found in Chon Buri sea

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A Thai sailor found the dead body of an unidentified foreign man in the sea off Samae San Island in the Sattahip district of Chon Buri. A one-kilogram rock was found in the man’s backpack.

The foreigner’s body was found about 200 metres away from Nam Sai Beach on Samae San Island. He is believed to be about 40 to 50 years old. The man had fair skin and a goatee and was wearing some multi-coloured black, green, and dark blue swimming shorts. No wounds were spotted on his body.

The man’s backpack was filled with a one-kilogram rock, a pack of cigarettes, and condoms. No identification documents were found on him or in his bag.

The body of the man had begun the decomposing stage. An official stated that he believed the man might have been dead for more than two days.

The body was sent to the Institute of Forensic Medicine for an autopsy. A police officer reported that he would search the missing person’s database to determine the man’s identity.

Officers from Sattahip Police Station were keeping an open verdict. They believe the man might have accidentally fallen into the sea or committed suicide because there were no wounds found on the body.

Officers added they weren’t ruling out the possibility of murder. The investigation into the cause of death and the identity of the man continues.

Pattaya News

Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at

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