An unidentified body of a man with severe damage to his face was discovered by a Chonburi local yesterday, October 14th.
The corpse wore a red shirt, blue shorts, and black footwear with an orange design and was covered with tree branches, Pol. Capt. Sornsuphan Ottonsri-anan from the Banglamung police station said.
The body was found on abandoned land on Soi Nong Hiang in the Nong Pla Lai subdistrict of Banglamung, Chonburi. It belonged to a Thai man aged around 30–40 years old, according to Pol. Capt. Sornsuphan. The body was found facing upward with bruises, swellings, and blood on his face. The corpse had no identification documents.
Mr. Kerdpong Pimkham, a 43-year-old worker of the land’s owner who first saw the body, said he stumbled upon the body around 11:30 AM yesterday while doing yardwork and called Banglamung police immediately without getting near the body. The branches were already there, Mr. Kerdpong told police. He affirmed he did not know the victim.
The Banglamung doctor who examined the body was unable to determine the cause of death but determined that the victim had been dead for at least 12 hours.
Other evidence such as 100 baht cash and a pack of tobacco found at the scene were collected by police.
Sornsuphan told The Pattaya News he would look into security cameras around the scene to identify a possible suspect and cause of death, but did not immediately say the definitive cause was homicide.