Body washes ashore in Rawai

RAWAI: Police are working to determine the identity of a man whose naked body was found on Laem Kha Noi Beach on Sunday morning.

Inspector Lt Ratthaket Munmuang of Chalong Police Station told the Gazette; “We believe he had been dead for more than 24 hours before his body was found. There is a tattoo on his right shoulder in a language that I cannot read. It’s not Thai or English.

“I cannot confirm whether the man was Thai or Burmese. A man was reported missing to Chalong Police on April 25, but we have confirmed that this is not the same person,” he added.

“There a few open wounds on his back, near the base of the neck, but we cannot tell whether they were made by a knife or are simply bite marks from sea animals. We are waiting for results of the autopsy from Vachira Hospital,” Lt Ratthaket said.

Phuket News

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