MAI KHAO: Police are investigating the death of a construction worker whose body was discovered yesterday at a construction workers’ camp on the grounds of the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa.
Tah Chat Chai Police Inspector Pol Maj Seksan Komsakorn identified the dead man as 51-year-old Biang Romkhaw, a native of Phitsanoulok province.
Biang was employed as a carpenter on a project at the hotel at the time of his death.
Police estimated the time of death at about 2 am the same day, about 12 hours before the body was discovered.
Co-workers said that K. Biang had been drinking with friends the night before, but left the group to sleep.
Biang’s neck had abrasions consistent with strangulation with a rope or cord. There was another small abrasion on his left leg.
Friends said that Biang was a heavy drinker, but had no enemies.
His body was sent to Thalang Hospital for autopsy.
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