Bangkok autopsy for murder victim

KATHU: The mutilated corpse of an unidentified woman found near the Loch Palm Golf Club on Saturday has been sent to the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Bangkok for an in-depth autopsy. “We have sent the body to the institute because no pathologist in Phuket can perform complex analysis such as DNA testing,” explained Pol Maj Tanapong Moktong of the Phuket Forensic Science Office. The initial autopsy in Phuket revealed that the woman died of blood loss from six stab wounds. She had also received a blow that fractured her skull, and had been sexually mutilated. The crime scene, too, has received closer examination which, Maj Tanapong said, showed that the victim walked with her killers toward the lagoon where her body was found. Only in the final moments did she struggle with them. “The murderers must know the area very well because not many people know about this place,” Maj Tanapong added. Closer examination of the victim’s clothing has uncovered the number 15 written in blue ink on her blue batik wrap-around sarong. Police believe this may be a mark from a laundry. Thus far, the victim, who is believed to be Thai, remains unidentified. Anyone with information is urged to contact Tung Tong Police Station at 321182 or 321516.

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