Fetus washes ashore in Phuket, police searching for mother

PHUKET: A 6-month-old fetus that police believe was dumped at sea washed ashore at Saphan Hin last night.

Police and rescue workers responded to a 10:30pm call and found a crowd surrounding the body at the tip of Saphan Hin park in Phuket Town. Police believe the fetus had been dead for about two days.

Kusoldharm workers took the body to Vachira Phuket Hospital to be examined, said Phuket City Police Capt Rachan Phunwai.

“Because it was dumped in the sea, we assume the mother had an illegal abortion,” said Capt Rachan.

“We are looking for her,” he said.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

Phuket News

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