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Some of the belongings that police hope will identify the dead man

UPDATE Two Keys the Only Clue to Phuket Riddle of Dead Foreigner

Sunday, May 24, 2015
UPDATING All Day, Every Day

TWO KEYS hold the clue to the identity of a man whose body has yet to be identified, police said on Monday. Resorts are being asked if they have a missing guest. Doctors have yet to determine a cause of death.

Original Reprt

PHUKET: Mystery surrounds the cause of death of a near-naked man who was found in scrub near a rocky beach at a remote resort on Phuket last night.

The man was found lying on his back, eyes open, with his pants rucked down around his ankles, wearing dark running shoes, about 8.30pm.

Nearby was a full bottle of whisky and an unopened bottle of water. His wallet was also nearby. It contained just 350 baht and no ID documents.

A plastic bag containing three t-shirts and two pairs of pants was just centimetres away.

There appeared to be animal-style bite marks on one leg. The man had vomited, said investigating officers from Chalong Police Station.

Staff at the Baan Krating Resort on a remote promontory south of Nai Harn beach, through Ao Sane beach, were being questioned today.

The man was found in scrub above a small, secluded beach that is generally only used by Baan Krating guests or people who know its there.

The man, who had dark hair, looked to be aged about 30 to 50 and had a green wristband on one wrist.

Police and members of the Kusoldharm Foundation charity said they believed the man had been dead for about six hours.

His body was taken to Vachira Phuket Hospital, in Phuket City, where a more thorough medical examination will be performed.

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1 million baht says it will be ruled a suicide in 12 hours or less.

Posted by rc on May 24, 2015 10:12

Editor Comment:

Gambling is illegal.

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1 million bath its an Alien bite him.

Posted by frog on May 24, 2015 10:45

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How sad, poor guy.....

Posted by Robert on May 24, 2015 11:08

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I visit this beach and the adjacent Ao Sane with my dogs quite often. One of the reasons is that there are no stray dogs around to cause conflicts.

Just a very friendly, albeit large, golden retriever at the restaurant.

Animal bite marks can of course be anything from ants to snakes and monkeys but I'd be surprised if they came from a dog.

Posted by Herbert on May 24, 2015 11:53

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R.I.P Man.

Posted by Bjorn Ronningen on May 24, 2015 12:12

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Found at 08:30pm, presumed 6 hours death, that goes back to 02:30pm or around. Was the animal bite type fresh or just something of the passed? Full bottles, so sober? Pants rucked down? Al together a strange happening.

Posted by Kurt on May 24, 2015 12:28

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Bite by snake + vomiting could be explanation.

However not by monkey, I think monkeys gone from there obviously long time ago.

Forensic investigation unfortunately is so week in Thailand, with nearest laboratory in Suratthani, and with failures starting already at collection of samples.

Posted by Sue on May 24, 2015 12:28

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There are many goats around there.

Posted by Jake on May 24, 2015 12:40

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Is anyone missing their huge pet scorpion?

Posted by Manowar on May 24, 2015 13:57

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Manowar,

I think scorpions prefer moist and dark corners, a comfort of "under the rock" apartments, not open beach surface , but who knows where they straddled this time.
If that would be one of my friends - Mangpong Wow - Giant Black Scoropions , who are indeed are quite aggressive, the man most likely would be alive - although the sting, reportedly, is painful as hell, like of large wasp, the only risk to a life is an allergic reaction like an anaphylactic shock.

Toxicological expertise is in general not an easy thing, and clearly is what should be done in this case, but the state of art thereof is not very promising. I would be rather surprised if they indeed would establish a cause of death in accordance to a good forensics standard.

However, I am sure their rhetorics on an explanation of death will be well above an average standard.

Posted by Sue on May 26, 2015 09:58


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