Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

Police hope to identify body found beside bypass road

Police hope to identify body found beside bypass road

PHUKET: Police are hoping to identify the body of a found this afternoon (Nov 12) near a large billboard beside the northbound lanes of the bypass road.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 12 November 2019, 06:50PM

Phuket City Police Chief Col Sompong Thiparpakul together with fellow officers were called to the scene 2pm.

Col Sompong declined to reveal who reported finding the body, as officers sealed off the area for the ensuing investigation.

The body was dressed in black shorts and a light blue shirt.

Due to the state of decomposition, officers were unable to identify any distinguishing features on the face, or even identify gender, Col Sompong said.

However, photos obtained by The Phuket News indicate that the body is of a relatively young man.

Col Sompong said that patrol police had found a motorbike parked beside the bypass road at 00.15am last Thursday (Nov 7).

Diamond Resort Phuket

Officers searched the area for the driver but found nothing, and took the motorbike to Phuket City Police Station to check for the registered owner, he said.

“We found that the owner is Mr Chanachai Kasirak, 26 years old. We contacted Mr Chanachai’s relatives, who were already looking for him. They had already reported him as missing to Thalang Police Station,” Col Sompong explained.

“We asked Mr Chanachai’s relatives to check whether this was his body, but they really can’t confirm yet,” he said.

Col Sompong said his officers were unable to determine any possible cause of death at this stage.

“Forensic Police will inspect the body and take DNA samples in the hope of identifying it,” he 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.


Be the first to comment.


Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
Phuket wet weather forecast to continue

And how about someone looking into the discharge of sewage into Kalim Bay. After a few months of ni...(Read More)

Missing Brit found safe

To Clarify: I met this English Dude. In the Prison. I was set up in a shakedown. They wanted half mi...(Read More)

Missing Brit found safe

"There are a great many opinions in this world, and a good half of them are professed by people...(Read More)

Patong to host big bike event

K,what do you mean by saying" Let's hope"? Are you thinking about to join the party ? ...(Read More)

Four-day holiday announced for Sept  

All these holiday throwing make me think about the time of the Romans. ..."Give them bread and ...(Read More)

Missing Brit found safe

@P. I don't know why and what for you grip the word 'arraigned' to be able to give a neg...(Read More)

Missing Brit found safe

DEK...thanks for sharing your obviously extensive experience with noodle soup, drunk driving and acc...(Read More)

Patong hotels, beach chair operators move to change Phuket’s reputation as expensive

A taxi would be at least B1,600 (B800 each way) to/from the airport, plus B200 each time a taxi is t...(Read More)

Phuket wet weather forecast to continue

They are are close to capacity - I cycled past Bang Wad last week...(Read More)