Blood tests to confirm identity of body

PATONG: Police are to use blood tests to try to identify a man whose body was found yesterday near Laem Daeng Beach, halfway between Patong and Kamala.

An identity card in the name of Boonsong Sulaopa was found in one of the pockets of the clothes on the victim’s body, but the face was too decomposed to be matched with the picture on the card.

Police have traced 31-year-old K. Boonsong’s parents in Loei province, and have asked the local police to arrange for samples of their blood to be sent to Phuket so they can be compared with that of the deceased.

K. Boonsong, a construction worker at the Jungceylon entertainment complex in Patong, was last seen by his colleagues at around 7pm on November 20, though none of them had reported him missing.

Pol Capt Sophon Borirak, of Kathu Police Station, said the man had been dead for several days and had a serious neck wound.

He said the body – clothed in a yellow T-shirt and gray trousers – was discovered at around 2 pm among rocks near the beach, about 10 metres from the road.

The body is at Patong Hospital while the police await the arrival of the blood from Loei. Capt Sophon said K. Boonsong’s parents are aware the body is probably that of their son, but cannot afford to come to Phuket in person.

Phuket News

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