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18 April 2013 :: 15:04:06 pm 73920

Battered Body Found Floating In Sattahip Sea

An unidentified body of unknown nationality was found floating in the ocean a mile off the Sattahip coast. The body’s face was battered beyond recognition. Police suspect the victim had been murdered.
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SATTAHIP – April 17, 2013, at 6:30 a.m., a report of a body found floating in the ocean was received by Pol. Lt. Col. Natthavuth Srithongpech, investigation officer, Phlutaluang police station.

He was notified by Lieutenant Junior Grade Phongsiri Phulsiri, the soldier on daily duty, Marine Corps Division Headquarters, Navy. The rescue officers of Sawangrojjanatharmmasatharn Sattahip foundation were dispatched to the scene, along with police.

The corpse of the murdered man was found floating in front of the headquarters beach, Phramahajetsadarachchao camp bay, Moo 6 Tambon Phlutaluang, Amphur Sattahip, Chonburi province.

Navy divers retrieved the body, approximately 1 sea mile from shore. Of unknown nationality, the unclothed body was floating face down, and was decaying with a bad smell. Police estimated the body had been dead approximately 7 days.

Officers inspected the corpse, and found that the victim’s face was battered so severely, the bone structure had been destroyed. The frogman and rescue officers brought the rubber boat to bring the corpse back to the shore.

Pol. Lt. Col. Natthavuth Srithongpech, investigation officer, revealed that the victim might be a foreign crewmember of a fishing boat who had been murdered by hitting at his face to destroy the structure of his face, before he was thrown into the sea to conceal the crime.

Police will coordinate with nearby agencies to check if anyone was reported missing. Meanwhile the body was sent to perform an autopsy at Sattahip hospital to find the cause of death.

Reporter : Nattaphummint   Photo : Nattaphummint   Category : Crime News

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