Police appeal over headless corpse

KAMALA: Police have appealed for information to help them identify a badly decomposed, headless body that was found washed up on seaside rocks at Laem Son on Sunday. Pol Capt Serm Kwannimit, of Kathu Police Station, told the Gazette that the body was discovered by local villagers at about 4:30 pm. He said that police believe the victim was probably male because the corpse was wearing green men’s underwear. However, due to the extent of the decomposition, officers are not sure. “I believe this person died not more than 20 days ago because the corpse still has some flesh on the hipbone,” Capt Serm said. He added that the remains were sent to Patong Hospital to await transportation to Bangkok for examination by forensics experts. “We expect to know the cause of death in about five days,” he said. He urged anyone with information they believe may help in identifying the body to contact the Patong Hospital at Tel: 076-340444.

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