Thursday, 22 December 2016

12/22/2016 02:37:00 pm
Police in the resort town of Pattaya on Tuesday released images of an unidentified foreign man recently found dead under suspicious circumstances off the coast.

The body, clothed in diving suit and equipment, was spotted Friday near the popular Koh Larn, said Pattaya police chief Apichai Klobpetch. Police hope that anyone with information about the man, whose name and nationality are unknown, would come forward.

“We have already asked the Immigration Police. We are now checking hotels in the area,” Col. Apichai said. “We are using a force of more than 100 officers.”

The security camera images released showed a Caucasian man and an Asian woman in a shopping mall on Wednesday. Apichai said they were also looking for the woman, who remains unidentified.

According to Apichai, the man’s body had cut wounds around the neck, and autopsy results established that he died from blood loss.

However, the officer declined to rule it a murder case.

“It’s still not clear. There are two possible motives: murder or suicide,” Col. Apichai said. “The wounds are not deep enough to kill him, because his aorta was not cut.”

No possibly-related missing-persons report has been filed, he added.

17 december 2016:

Farang Diver Found Dead With Mysterious Throat Wound.

At 2.30pm, on the afternoon of December 16, Pattaya police received reports of a body floating in the water 500 meters off Samae Beach, Koh Larn, Pattaya.

At the scene police officers and Sawangboriboon medics discovered the body of a white, western male wearing a black diving suit and flippers. His throat had been cut and, bizarrely, the backpack he was wearing had been tied to a concrete pier-pole.

The unidentified man, approximately 170-175cm in height, was carrying only 1,500 baht in cash in his back pack.

The body was retrieved from the water and has been sent to Banglamung Hospital for autopsy.

Investigating officers admit that, at this stage, they have no idea who he is, how he died or why his body was tied to the pier-pole.

Pattaya police have asked for anybody with any information to come forward and make a statement and for any guest-houses or hotel to report any missing guests.

Anyone who thinks they have information about the victim is encouraged to contact the Pattaya Police Department at 03-842-0804.

Source: Khao Sod

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