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Onlookers, dressed in white for Phuket's Vegetarian Festival, stay back from the body found at Surin beach today. The woman's wrists were bound

Naked Body of Woman Found on Phuket Beach, With Wrists Bound, Could be Asian or Caucasian

Monday, September 29, 2014
PHUKET: The body of a woman was found on Phuket's five-star Surin beach today, naked and with wrists bound behind her back. Police suspect foul play, possibly murder.

Lamyoung Kanpai, 70, came across the grisly sight about 7am. She called local officers at the Cherng Talay Police Station and they called in the paramedics at the Kusoldharm Foundation, who usually deal with bodies on Phuket.

Now it's hoped that anyone who knows of a woman missing in the Andaman region or even wider afield will come forward to contact police on Phuket.

The sight of the body attracted some onlookers who didn't want to go too close. It was plain from the angle of the body on the beach, facing sideways, that the woman's wrists had been bound.

The lower jawbone had been dislodged and was found close to the body. Kusoldharm Foundation rescuers estimated the woman had been in the sea for at least a week, possibly longer, making identification impossible.

''She could be either Caucasian or Asian,'' a Kusoldharm officer said. ''We just can't tell at this time. Tests will need to be made.''

Police organised for the body to be taken to Thalang Hospital and it will be sent to the Police Hospital in Bangkok for a full autopsy.


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As we brace ourselves for another round of excessive high season fatalities, the carnage has already begun.

Posted by farang888 on September 29, 2014 21:25

Editor Comment:

''carnage: the slaughter of a great number of people, as in battle; butchery; massacre.'' No need to exaggerate, farang888.


Fair enough - it just seems excessive when observing from afar.

Posted by farang888 on September 30, 2014 03:55


Thank goodness for the crack investigators, who have already deduced that foul play is suspected, and that she could be Caucasian or Asian. Now we can wait for the story to fade away and chalk up another unsolved mystery.

Posted by Ed Sanders on September 30, 2014 14:10


hang on a minute.....body had been in the water for at least a week....lower jawbone had been dislodged but was found close to the body?....which would mean that it would have had to have been dislodged after it was washed up on yhe beach....unless for 1 week it miraculously floated close by the body for 1 week at sea......I'm glad I made it out of phuket with all my faculties intact.....happy high season thrillseekers

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