A 46-year-old man who says he followed a crow into a dense forest found a dead body hanging from a tree in Banglamung last night (February 11th).
The Banglamung Police was notified of the body at a forest in Soi Sala Tonplub, in the Nong Plalai sub-district.
Police, emergency responders, and The Pattaya News arrived at the scene. The body of a Thai man who was later identified by police as Mr. Somros Chuachai, 57, was found hanging from a rope on a large tree five meters above the ground.
Police believe Mr. Somros died at least five hours before his body was recovered. No sign of a struggle was found on his body or in the nearby area. His body was removed from the tree with great difficulty and assistance from emergency services.
Mr. Somros’s relatives, who later arrived at the scene after being called, were emotional and said Somros was a construction worker and had been dealing with a lot of work-related stress recently, without going into details.
Mr. Somkrit Sriwichaimoon, 46, the man who found the body, told The Pattaya News, “I was checking on a remote portion of my land as I wanted to cut some trees nearby. I saw a gigantic black crow flying into the forest making loud noises, and it appeared to want me to follow it. Therefore, I followed the crow into the dark and dense forest nearby. The crow suddenly vanished after I followed it a ways into the wood and I prayed to forest ghosts that we have been aware of in this area for some time to give me guidance.”
“I was shocked when I looked up and I saw the body hanging from a tree. I ran out from the forest before calling the Banglamung police. I believe the crow was sent by forest ghosts to have me find the body.” Somkrit stated.
Banglamung police declined to comment if they believed crows or forest ghosts assisted in finding the corpse of the deceased man.