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.
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.