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Body of missing (German) foreigner found
« on: August 31, 2018, 02:56:38 PM »
Original story Body of missing foreigner found in Kanchanaburi river

The body of a man from Northern Ireland was found floating on the Kwae Noi River in Kanchanaburi's Sai Yok district on Thursday morning shortly after his Thai wife went to the police to say he had been missing for two days

German tourist’s island death could be accident or suicide, say police

The body of Markus, 50, was found on Wednesday night lying near a rock formation on the beach next to a sea gypsy graveyard in Ban Laem Dong village on popular Koh Phi Phi.

The man appeared to have wounds to his eyelids and left ear and bruises on both ankles and was believed to have been dead for 12 hours.

On Thursday, Koh Phi Phi police station’s inspector Pol Lt-Colonel Chokdee Mabang led officers to interrogate the manager and staff of Erawan Hotel on the island where the German stayed.

Pichai, the manager, said the tourist had checked in on August 24 and was scheduled to leave on September 2. He was last seen alive on August 27.

Pichai said anti-depressant medicine was found in his room.

Pol Lt-Colonel Santipoj Nuanruang, deputy inspector of the Phi Phi police station, said police are waiting for results of a post-mortem at Surat Thani Hospital to rule out murder.

Police have initially theorised that the man might have either accidentally fallen from the rocks or deliberately suicided by jumping, he said.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.