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The man's body is fetched from the pond in Phuket City this afternoon

Body of Armed Soldier Found in Phuket Pond: Police Puzzle Over Mystery

Sunday, November 23, 2014
PHUKET: Police are puzzled by the mysterious drowning of an Army officer in a Phuket pond, with a handgun and ammunition in his pockets. The man's body was found today.

Jetsada Sutin was fetched from the water in a pond near Rock Garden Village, Rassada, around 3.45pm by Kusoldharm Phuket Foundation rescuers.

Khun Jetsada was a member of the Army's Division 44, based in Yala, and he came from Phang Nga.

He died in the pond wearing camouflage trousers and a black t-shirt.

In his pockets they found a .9 handgun, a magazine of ammunition containing 10 bullets, government ID, about 1000 baht in cash and a car key,

Police opened ther door of a black sedan nearby with the car key. Inside they found a sampled bottle of Regency Whisky.

Investigations are continuing. Police believe Khun Jetsada may have been in the pond for as long as three days.


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A army officer, age 44, must be at least a captain or major. What the pictures are showing and the report says about all the stuff in his pockets, it is a weird story. But concerning Phuket scene I not become surprised by anything anymore. Hope PW comes at later time with a update.

Posted by Kurt on November 23, 2014 21:01

Editor Comment:

It would be a mistake to assume too much.


Very right, mr Editor! However, the police is puzzled about this yistery. Every army officer can swim, after getting his swim diploma he gets a decoration on his uniform shirt for that! Same with immigration officers. Of course we can not assume at all, just think and ask.

Posted by Kurt on November 24, 2014 09:20

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