Missing Thai man found dead in Chonburi lagoon

Nongyai, Chonburi-

The body of a missing Thai man was found floating in a lagoon in the Nongyai sub-district of Chonburi yesterday.

The Nongyai Police was notified of the incident at 1:30 PM yesterday afternoon. Police, rescue workers and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene to find a male body who was identified as Mr. Somkuan Katamart, 61.

The man was reported as a missing person since Sunday, October 11th. Police believed that the man died at least four days before his body was recovered.

Mr. Roon Tamtia, age not given, who first found the body, told police that he was working in a palm plantation near the lagoon.

He smelled something rotten and a dog was barking nearby.  Upon further investigation he realized that the source of the smell was a deceased male.

Mr. Somkuan’s wife told police that the lagoon is two kilometers far from their home. She and her family went to a temple in a nearby province for several days. Mr. Somkuan stayed at home alone.

She was back home on Sunday, October 11th and found that Mr. Somkuan had disappeared.

Police continue to investigate the incident to determine why Mr. Somkuan had been at the lake and what circumstances led to his death. His body will be given an autopsy at a local morgue.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.