Skeleton found in Kathu

KATHU: A human skeleton wearing a watch, bra and jeans was found among trees behind the Kathu Health Center on Wichit Songkram Rd early on Monday evening.

The remains are undergoing forensic examination to determine whether they are those of Phuket native Wimonmas Bannalang, 34, a cashier at the Buffalo Steakhouse at Karon, who went missing in July.

K. Wimonmas was last seen alive driving her Honda City car away from her mother’s house in Koh Kaew at 10 pm on July 16. Her mother reported her missing five days later.

The car was later found abandoned in Phuket Villa California, on Chao Fa East Rd, with the keys still in the ignition.

Pol Capt Kittipong Klaykaew, an inspector at Tung Tong Police Station, told the Gazette today, “We cannot confirm anything yet because there’s only the skeleton. There are no signs to indicate how that person died.

“Today, we sent the skeleton and a sample of blood from her mother to Bangkok for DNA tests to verify whether the skeleton is that of K. Wimonmas,” he said.

The missing woman’s brother, Dechathorn Bannalang, told the Gazette, “I cannot comment. We are waiting for the police to complete the DNA tests.”

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