Pattaya Daily News

21 June 2010 :: 17:06:59 pm 26622

3 Bodies Wash-up on Pattaya Beaches Over the Weekend

Three partially decomposed bodies have washed-up on separate Pattaya beaches over the weekend. Two of the bodies, believed to have been in the water for several weeks, are thought to have been dumped at sea as part of the same incident.
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Pattaya, the 20th of June 2010 [Pattaya Daily News]: At approximately 1:00pm on Saturday, Lieutenant Supphawat Latthapreecha (Na Jomtien Police Investigator) was notified of an unidentified body washing-up on a Sattahip beach. At team of investigative officers along with the Sawang Rodjanatham Foundation were immediately dispatched to the incident.

The deceased body, already in a state of decomposition, was thought to have been dumped in the water no more than 2 weeks. Due to the state of decomposition medical personnel were not immediately able to determine the cause of death. Police speculate that the victim may have been a local fisherman, dumped at sea after being murdered. The body was sent to the Sattahip Hospital were a post-mortem examination will take place.

The following day, at approximately 4:00pm, Lieutenant Colonel Pratheep Thongdee (Pattaya Police Investigator) was notified of a second body having washed up on the Samae Beach on Koh Larn. Immediately a team of local police and emergency response teams were sent to investigate the incident.

At the scene, investigators found the severely decayed body of an unidentifiable male. Medical personnel speculated that the body had been dumped at sea for no more than one week due to the state of decomposition. The deceased was wearing only underwear whilst the right arm and head were also missing. The body was sent to the Forensic Science Institute for a post-mortem examination.

Subsequently, at approximately 7:30pm on Sunday, Lieutenant Colonel Thailert Luepue (Pattaya Police Investigator) was notified of a third body washed up on Jomtien Beach. Investigative officers along with the Sawang Boriboon Foundation were immediately dispatched to the incident.

At the scene a group of local residents and tourists had gathered to witness the situation prompting police to setup a containment area. In similar circumstances to the body that had washed up on Sattahip beach the previous day, the deceased was in a state of decay estimated at over 2 weeks and was dressed only in a pair of underwear. Once again the corpse was sent to the Forensic Science Institute where post-mortem examinations will take place.

Pattaya Police Superintendent Nanthawut Suwanla-ong speculated that the two bodies found on Sattahip and Jomtien beach were dumped at sea in the same incident, whilst all three are thought to have been the result of murder. Local police stations and area commands throughout the region have been informed of the incidents in an attempt to assertain the identities of the three deceased bodies.

Reporter : Kampee   Photo : Kampee   Category : Crime News

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