Corpse and skeleton found near fishing port
PHUKET TOWN: The body of one man and the skeleton of another were found on Soi Si Sena near Phuket’s fishing port on Saturday morning. Neither has been identified but both are believed to be Burmese fishermen, and to have been murdered. Pol Capt Chaum Kaosrisuwan, of Phuket Town Police Station, told the Gazette that the skeleton was found in a mangrove swamp near the entrance to the fishing port. “It was discovered by someone intending to use the mangroves as a toilet,” he added. As no one lives near where the body was found, police believe that the man was killed somewhere else and his body dumped among the mangroves. Investigators believe the murder took place about two months ago. The body of the other man, who had been stabbed to death, was found near the entrance to the new Rassada port, also on Soi Si Sena. The victim, who was wearing a blue T-shirt and green fishing pants, had been stabbed several times in the stomach, back and neck. His cheek had also been smashed. The man is estimated to have been 30-35 years old. He is thought to have died at least eight hours before his body was found at 10 am. “I think this victim was also killed somewhere else and his body dumped here because there is no evidence of a struggle near where the corpse was found,” said Capt Chaum.
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