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The distinctive tattoo on the man's leg that may lead to his identification

Body of Caucasian Man Found in Sea Off Phuket's Kata Noi Beach

Thursday, November 27, 2014
PHUKET: The body of a Caucasian man was found off Phuket's tiny Kata Noi beach today by a marine biology researcher.

Dressed in just a pair of black and green/yellow swim shorts, the man appeared to have head wounds and a wound on his stomach. Investigators could not be certain whether the wounds had been inflicted before or after death.

He was about 180 centimetres tall, according to police, with a distinctive tattoo on his left calf that appeared to be circular razor wire, with a central swastika.

Phuket Marine Biological Centre researcher Chaimongkul Yamarunpattana quickly alerted authorities when he found the floating body about 9am.

Police reckoned the man could have been in the water for between a week and 10 days.

In September, a body was found at Surin beach that initially appeared to be a female, with wrists bound. However, forensic pathologists established that the body was male, and that the wrist bindings were entrails.

It hasn't yet been determined whether that body was Caucasian or Asian.

Officers from Karon Police Station are checking with other stations on Phuket to see whether any Caucasian man fitting the description has been reported missing.

The body found off Kata Noi today was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital.

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"a distinctive tattoo on his left calf that appeared to be circular razor wire, with a central swastika" whilst appreciating the swastika is used in Buddhism I think most modern Thais appreciate it's use in the largest genocide in human history by the Nazis who used the symbol in abundance they do not use it. How many do you see in Phuket, I have seen 2 in six years. It is illegal in Germany. You have to question someone especially if they are European Caucasian on their views which would clearly be anti-Semitic to have a tattoo like this!

Posted by Feisty Farang on November 27, 2014 16:14

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Not necessarily, FF. History is so poorly taught that it's possible that the tattoo has been chosen from a book as a decoration, without understanding of its significance. Reading the minds of the dead is not a skill many people have developed.

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Between a week and seven days ?

How many days are there in a Police week ?

Posted by Herbert on November 27, 2014 16:46

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That should be 10 days.

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Police reckoned the man could have been in the water for between a week and seven days.

Posted by Nicky on November 27, 2014 16:57

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"Police reckoned the man could have been in the water for between a week and seven days." -an interesting estimate..

Posted by another steve on November 27, 2014 17:01

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Alan I think having the internet widely available for the last ten plus years most people could look up or have heard of Nazis. You response is rather argumentative. no surprise, anyway I thought you were giving up commenting!

Posted by Feisty Farang on November 27, 2014 17:17

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Not where you are concerned, FF. That wouldn't be fair or wise.

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Ed
That's good reckoning by the BiB:

Police reckoned the man could have been in the water for between a week and seven days.

Sorry Ed but could resist that

Posted by stuart on November 27, 2014 17:31

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You are forgiven. It was the editor's mistake.

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As it is forbidden in Germany and not likely in rest of western or middle europe, I would bet an American or Russian/eastern europe neonazi on holidays.

Posted by Lena on November 27, 2014 17:39

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Too early to speculate.

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Interesting that they have not yet bothered to determine the race of the other body found floating.. a simple DNA test can determine this. I have had one done to find out about my own ancestry.

I have to say I think some of your readers are not aware of the Thai Schoolgirls Nazi Parade a few years ago in Chiang Mai or Hitler mural at Chulalongkorn University. Google them and find some shocking stories about the LACK OF Knowledge of largest genocide in human history.

Posted by Vfaye on November 27, 2014 22:02

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Or maybe it was because the person was religious?
To this day it is a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Odinism. It is a common sight on temples or houses in India or Indonesia. Swastikas also have an ancient history in Europe, appearing on artifacts from pre-Christian European cultures.

Posted by Chalongresident on November 27, 2014 22:47

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Indeed. There is no way of knowing just yet.


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