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The missing British tourist was last seen in Patong before leaving the island

British Tourist Hires Car in Patong, Vanishes

Wednesday, September 9, 2009
A BRITISH tourist has disappeared in mysterious circumstances after hiring a car from Patong and driving off Phuket.

Bloodstains were found in the car, which was left at a petrol station in Phang Nga Town. The cream Toyota Fortuna contained a half-drunk can of beer and bags of clothing.

Missing is Stone Brown, 31, whose passport was issued in London. His passport was left with the car-hire firm in Patong.

Mr Brown hired the car for three days, from September 4-7. Yesterday the car hire firm, Patong Suthin Car Rent, received a telephone call.

A man who did not give his name said the Fortuna had been parked at Ratchapuk petrol station in Phang Nga Town for three days.

He said he was the driver for Khun Stone Brown.

Anong Snonporn, 44, the owner of the car, went to Phang Nga and received another mysterious telephone call from the same man when she arrived at the petrol station.

The man, a Thai, did not identify himself. ''Did you arrive? Are you wearing a pink shirt?'' he asked.

Khun Anong said ''Yes I am. Where is the key to the car?''

The caller said: ''He has taken it to Bangkok,'' then rang off. The number has been unavailable since.

Police were called and searched the Fortuna, dusting it for fingerprints. Three torches were found in the vehicle, along with clothing and the half-drunk can of beer.

The blood was on the rear of the driver's seat.

Mr Brown's passport showed that he arrived in Thailand from Cambodia. He paid for the car at 1800 baht a day for three days.

The British embassy in Bangkok has been notified and Phang Nga police are keen to hear from Mr Brown.

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must have been some "evil doer" falang no doubt, right mouse?

Posted by good doer on September 13, 2009 20:09


Don't know ? Can't give an opinion here as I do not know what happened. I will however look into my crystal balls, yes they are actually Tibetan Crystai, you want to know. Maybe he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time? Did anybody see what happened? And the blood on the seat, that's a bit strange too.
The answers elude me.

Posted by mouse on September 13, 2009 20:45

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