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Unidentified body found in Phuket canal, police suspect murder

Unidentified body found in Phuket canal, police suspect murder

PHUKET: Police are trying to identify the body of a man found floating in klong Tha Chin in Rassada early this morning (Mar 8).

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By Eakkapop Thongtub

Tuesday 8 March 2016, 01:59PM


The body was found floating in klong Tha Chin in Rassada early this morning (Mar 8). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

The body was found floating in klong Tha Chin in Rassada early this morning (Mar 8). Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

Lt Col Chaleaw Taihu from Phuket City Police was called to the canal at 7:15am and arrived at the Seong Jern pier in Rassada with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find the body of a man floating there. Local fishermen had found the body.

“The body is that of a male aged between 25-30 and is about160-170cm tall. There was no identification on him, but in his pocket we discovered betel and rice. This is quite odd, as for those who believe in superstition betel leaves, betel nuts and rice are used in rituals to suppress the soul,” Lt Col Chaleaw said.

“The badly decomposed body had tiny wounds believed to be bites from marine animals, but there are no prominent wounds. However, we discovered bruises around his neck which was broken.

“We have questioned local people but no one knows the man and they do not think he is Thai,” he added.

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Lt Col Chaleaw explained that they assume the body belongs to a migrant worker but are not sure of his nationality.

“This area is near the main fishing pier which also has many small piers which are flooded with migrants. The fishing industry has many migrant workers from Myanmar, Indonesia, Taiwan and the Philippines just to name a few,” he said.

“We think that the man was murdered because it looks like he was hit on the neck with a blunt object. However, we will wait for doctors to confirm the cause of death while we continue to investigate to find out who he is and what happened to him,” Lt Col Chaleaw concluded.

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