Man’s body discovered in Phuket jungle: No signs of foul play

Image courtesy of Karon Police

The body of 40 year old man was discovered at the base of a hill by the coastline near Karon View Point, Phuket on the evening of May 5. The authorities were notified of the discovery of the man, Haschai Khaokhem, at approximately 11.30pm.

Upon arrival at the location, which was in the jungle behind the Sabai Corner Restaurant, police found Haschai’s body with his head resting on his backpack. Close by lay a head-mounted flashlight and a simple pellet rifle.

With the assistance of rescue volunteers from the Kusoldharm Foundation and forensic experts from Vachira Phuket Hospital, the police initiated their investigation. The initial examination did not reveal any visible wounds or signs of foul play on Haschai’s body.

The police have speculated that he had died two days before the discovery of his body.

According to Haschai’s girlfriend, he had ventured into the jungle to forage at approximately 4am on May 4. Accompanying him was an individual only known to her as Chana. However, a search was initiated when Haschai failed to return home by Sunday evening. It was Chana who found Khaokhem’s body and informed the authorities.

Haschai’s body was subsequently transported to Vachira Phuket Hospital for a more detailed medical examination, while the police continued their investigation into the cause of his death.

In related news, in Phuket, a foreign woman’s body was discovered floating in the waters off Freedom Beach yesterday. Karon police received word of the grim find around 2.45pm.

A subsequent recovery mission was swiftly assembled, with Kusoldharm Foundation rescue workers utilising a rubber dinghy to retrieve the body and transport it ashore near Nong Harn Lake in Karon.

The deceased is thought to be a foreign woman aged between 25 and 30 years old. Her dark skin, short black curly hair, and towering height of approximately 180 centimetres were reported. Notably, she was found wearing a seashell necklace and a shell bracelet on her right wrist but lacked any other clothing.

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Mitch Connor

Mitch is a Bangkok resident, having relocated from Southern California, via Florida in 2022. He studied journalism before dropping out of college to teach English in South America. After returning to the US, he spent 4 years working for various online publishers before moving to Thailand.

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