Unidentified foreigner found hanged in Phuket

PHUKET: An unidentified man was found strangled in a hilly area near Freedom Beach in Phuket yesterday afternoon. Police believe he took his own life by hanging.

Chalong Duty Officer Capt Nitikorn Rawang received a report about the body at about 5pm.

Police found the body in a sitting position on the ground next to a pond. The body was partially suspended by a rope wrapped around his neck and tied to a tree branch above. However, his legs were still on the ground.

The police believe the man, whose shoes had been removed and were sitting next to him, to be 25 to 30 years old. He was bearded, had a mustache and was dressed in white shirt and white, baggy shorts. He appeared to be a foreigner, possibly of Arab or Persian descent.

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Unable to find any traces of a struggle or wounds to the body, police believe the man committed suicide.

Police were unable to find any documents on the body to help identify it.

He was not a guest at the nearby Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, police confirmed

Because he was not seen walking up the mountain from the hotel by staff or guests, Chalong Police believe he walked up to the pond from the Freedom Beach area.

Kusuldham Rescue workers transported the body to Patong Hospital for examination.

Anyone who thinks they can help identify the man should contact the Chalong Police at 076-381247 or 191.

— Atchaa Khamlo

Phuket News

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