Connect with us

Phuket

Human remains found in Patong Hills

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published 

 on 

Human remains found in Patong Hills | The Thaiger
  • follow us in feedly

PHUKET: The decaying remains of a human body were found by a field worker in the hills above Patong yesterday afternoon.

“The bones were found by a man who was hired to clear grass in a local orchard about one kilometer from Soi Prabaramee 3,” explained Patong Police Superintendent Chaiwat Auikam.

No identifying evidence was found at the site.

“At this point, we believe it was probably a man who was about 175cm tall,” Col Chaiwat said.

“At the sight we found pants, a t-shirt, shoes and a half-empty bottle of whiskey, as well as two types of medicines – that we have yet to identify – in a bag next to the body.”

Police are unsure if the remains are those of a Thai national or a foreigner, but are collecting DNA and making dental impressions in hopes of identifying the remains.

“There was no sign of a struggle, and this isn’t a tourist area. However, it is possible that a tourist or expat got lost up here. It could also be the body of a plantation caretaker,” Col Chaiwat said.

“We are contacting local police stations to see if there are any possible matches to missing person reports.”

— Thawit Bilabdullar

Keep in contact with The Thaiger by following our Facebook page.
Never miss out on future posts by following The Thaiger.



Read more headlines, reports & breaking news in Phuket. Or catch up on your Thailand news.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Weather

Strong wind and waves this morning closes Phuket’s beaches, one swimmer rescued

The Thaiger

Published

on

Strong wind and waves this morning closes Phuket’s beaches, one swimmer rescued | The Thaiger

Phuket’s Rawai Mayor, Aroon Solos, ordered all beaches in the area to close after a foreigner was rescued this morning after being unable to make it back to shore. The foreigner was swimming off Ao Sane beach, just north of the popular Nai Harn Beach, when lifeguards were sent out to help bring him back to shore. The recent weather has been partly attributed to Tropical Storm Noul as other beaches areas around Patong have been closed since Friday. Mayor Aroon ordered both the Nai Harn and Ya Nui beaches closed until further notice. Noul crossed over the Vietnamese coastline […]

Continue Reading

Thailand

Phuket residents going hungry after local government assistance runs out

The Thaiger & The Nation

Published

on

Phuket residents going hungry after local government assistance runs out | The Thaiger

Residents in Phuket, particularly those living in and around the west coast townships, are reportedly going hungry as the government’s municipal budget to provide food has been depleted. Despite efforts to revive tourism in the area, thousands of people are still in need of donated food to survive and continue to queue up for donated food every day. A public relations staff member at the Patong municipality says, sadly, there is no budget to do any more food handouts in the near future and that there is no word on when or if there will be any more handouts. The […]

Continue Reading

Weather

Heavy rain across the country this weekend – local forecasts

The Thaiger

Published

on

Heavy rain across the country this weekend – local forecasts | The Thaiger

Heavy rain is expected across much of Thailand over the next few days, mostly as a result of the intensity of a tropical storm crossing into Vietnam today, ‘Noul’, from the South China Sea. The low pressure cell will help intensify the effects of the south west monsoon too. But the remnants of the storm won’t “slam” into Northern Thailand as one news site claimed – rather it will be a lot of rain and increased winds. The storm is expected to cross into Thailand around the Mukdahan province some time early tomorrow, Around the country, Saturday will be the […]

Continue Reading
Follow The Thaiger by email:

Trending