The 64 year old “uncle” was shocked to find the human bones in the grass — the body was there at least 3 months.
On March 24th, 2021, police at the Thalang police station in Phuket province were informed that a human skeleton was found near a private fishing reservoir.
Investigators found two human bone fragments 200 meters from the road. They later found a skull, teeth, limbs, ribs, spine, fingers, and toes about 1 meter from the water. They also found 1 pair of red shorts, 1 orange t-shirt, 2 bottles of water, and a metal saw blade tied with a white string. These items were taken as evidence.
Gender and age haven’t been determined based on an analysis of the bone fragments so far, but a height was established at about 160-170 centimeters. The skull was not fractured. The deceased was expected to have been dead not less than 3 to 6 months.
Police expect that the deceased was a fisherman or a migrant worker in the area and died from a congenital disease. Investigators will collect DNA from the skeleton and compare to missing persons from the area.
Mr. Salawong, 64 years old, said that he had fished in this area with his family on a regular basis. He came to this part of the reservoir to find a new fishing point. He cleared the way with a machete and found the human remains, and went to alert officials.
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My take: There has been no positive identification, no age or gender — yet the assumption is that it was a fisherman or a migrant worker who died from a congenital disease?
Wrap this one up, I guess.
TCT will update if other reports come in.
Source: https://www.khaosod.co.th/around-thailand/news_6195831, https://www.khaophuket.com/พบโครงกระดูกปริศนาริมขุมน้ำ-คาดเสียชีวิตมาหลายเดือน-7091.php
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