PATONG: Kathu Police have appealed for help in identifying two men found dead on Patong Beach last weekend. The first was found early on Saturday morning in front of Kamonland, a cabana hotel. Police said the man was about 45 to 50 years old, wearing violet shorts and a green T-shirt inside a long-sleeved grey shirt. An autopsy showed the man had drowned about three days earlier. The body carried no identification apart from a cartoon-style tattoo on the right hand. The following day another corpse was found on the beach opposite the Baan Thai Hotel. This body was clad in a life jacket and shorts and was 30 to 40 years old. On the left hand was a tattoo of a brain; on the right, one of a shark; on the left leg, one of a pig; and on the right leg, a chicken. A police spokesman said the bodies were already badly decomposed, but that both men are thought to have been Asian. Police think the two died in the same incident, involving a boat, because before the bodies were found a gasoline can had washed up in the same area of the beach. The two bodies have been buried “temporarily” in the Kamala area until they are claimed. Anyone with information or questions should contact Pol Maj Suchert Supmee or Pol Capt Kittipong Kraykaew at the Kathu Police station, (Tel: 342719/20).
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