Yanui remains confirmed as missing dive instructor

RAWAI: Autopsy results have confirmed that the skeletal remains recovered at Yanui beach on June 10 are those of missing Dutch dive instructor David Wiewel, who disappeared on March 26 after leaving his Kata home to take a walk. Supatra Wiewel, wife of the deceased, told the Gazette that the bones had been cremated in Phuket after the Police Department’s Institute of Forensic Medicine in Bangkok informed her that the teeth and jawbone matched dental records she had provided. “The [Netherlands] embassy helped to expedite this case, which is why the results came back in about a week,” she said. “We expected it to take a month.” Pol Col Chalit Kaewyarat, Superintendent of Chalong Police Station, told the Gazette said that although he is still waiting for a final autopsy report, he doubts whether it will be possible to determine the cause of Mr Wiewel’s death. Meanwhile, police have hit a dead end in the case of missing dive instructor Phikun “Nori” Srisaksungnoen, who has not been seen since November 29 last year. Kathu Police Inspector Pol Maj Narong Laoprathumviroj told the Gazette today that there has been no progress in the case and that police have run out of witnesses to question.

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