THE PAVILIONS PHUKET EPL Prediction Competition 2018-2019 Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Post-mortem indicates dead German man slipped, fell on rocks, report Phi Phi Police

PHUKET: A German man whose body was found on rocks at Phi Phi Island last week likely slipped on the wet rocks and was knocked unconscious, leading to him drowning, police announced yesterday (Sept 2).

By The Phuket News

Monday 3 September 2018, 04:10PM

Speaking at a press conference, officers from the Phi Phi Police acknowledged that they had been unable to determine beyond doubt the exact cause of the incident, but explained that the findings were the result of a post-mortem examination that found no other injuries that indicated that the man, 50-year-old Markus Steinbach, had been involved in any fight or struggle.

The body of Mr Steinbach was found face down “in a sandy crevice” near the sea gypsy cemetery last Tuesday night (Aug 28).

The post-mortem, conducted by Forensic Police in Surat Thani, concluded Mr Steinbach had bruises on his head above the left eye, but had not suffered any further injuries, including to his brain, windpipe or torso.

He did have abrasion around his ankles that investigators believe were sustained by walking on the rocks barefoot.

However, the post-mortem did confirm the cause of death as drwoning.

Police yesterday noted that valuables were found still on his person when his body was discovered, leading them to believe that Mr Steinbach was not attacked in a robbery.

With no other information leading officers to believe Mr Steinbach was attacked for any other motive, in light of the post-mortem findings, police believe his death was accidental.

Arrangements are being made to repatriate Mr Steinbach’s body home, police said.



Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
GoAir to launch India’s first direct Phuket flights

Tell that to the 46 victims of the pheonix or the countless drowings each year not to mention traff...(Read More)

GoAir to launch India’s first direct Phuket flights

Mr.Pauly,only a less educated person or a fool would expect the same safety levels in a developing c...(Read More)

Illegal booze ads ‘rampant’ in markets, says DDC

On Phuket there are large 'help yourself' BBQ restaurants. Get your plates raw food and stea...(Read More)

GoAir to launch India’s first direct Phuket flights

Such a huge selection of restaurants with food from all over the world here.Even vegetarians won'...(Read More)

Mai Khao beach declared ‘not safe’ after Chinese tourist in coma post-rescue

"What utter nonsense" unlike you, who knows "everything, there are people who do not ...(Read More)

GoAir to launch India’s first direct Phuket flights

Yes Pasquale you're right, how dare tourists and expats alike expect similar safety levels withi...(Read More)

Illegal booze ads ‘rampant’ in markets, says DDC

"Vendors of alcoholic beverages should be aware that they are being exploited by the alcoholic ...(Read More)

Govt to splash B151mn to prevent Phuket road flooding

It would be fairly easy to stop the problem in front of SuperCheap and it would a lot less than B48....(Read More)

GoAir to launch India’s first direct Phuket flights

Mr.Apirath,it is a little bit strange to expect when visiting Thailand to get the same food with the...(Read More)

GoAir to launch India’s first direct Phuket flights

If they could have say proper south Indian vegetarian foods in Phuket our Indian guests would apprec...(Read More)


Melbourne Cup 2018