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    Dead foreigner found in Koh Phangan waters with rocks in his backpack

    Dead foreigner found in Koh Phangan waters with rocks in his backpack




    A manís body has been found in the waters of Koh Phangan. The grisly discovery was made on Thursday. The man, who is believed to westerner-found-dead-koh-phanganbe European, was found about 500 miles from the shore close to a popular resort. He was wearing blue shorts and a backpack that contained five heavy rocks among other items. The manís body was sent to the Institute of Forensic Medicine in in Bangkok from Surat Thani on Thursday after local police were unable to reach any conclusion as to how he may have died. Police believe he may have been dead for up to five days. Homicide has not been ruled out. Police are unsure as to whether the rocks could have been used to add weight for diving, or if they were used to weigh down the body to conceal a murderous crime. Police in the area are asking all resorts to review their guest lists to see if anybody is unaccounted for.

    Dead foreigner found in Koh Phangan waters with rocks in his backpack - Samui Times


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    Clearly a case of rock stealing gone wrong. TeakDoor CSI need not spend too much time on this one. Bring on the next, please.

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    500 hundred miles from the shore would of placed him outside of Thailand. Either Vietnam (east) or Burmese territory (west).

    How odd.

    Imagine them not ruling out a homicide, with a backpack full of heavy rocks. Any Divers here in the forum? Would you put a sack of rocks in a cheap backpack to weigh yourself down? That would definitely get in the way of your air tanks, would it not? Seems like a weighted belt would be the way to go, on that.

    So they cannot rule out a diving mishap....must be that he was equipped with mask, regulator, fins and air tanks as well?
    Last edited by MikeyLikesU; 29-10-2016 at 02:22 AM.

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    Bit too early to form a conclusion, when the ID is released and people who last saw him are interviewed it will give us something to work on.

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    Rock stealing is very popular down here, people go up the mountain and pinch them for their gardens. They cost a lot of money if you buy them from B & Q. The thing is the thieves do not go swimming straight after down here and that is why they survive.

    I think that the distance of 500 miles must be exaggerated or else they were very light rocks and hardly worth stealing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by can123
    I think that the distance of 500 miles
    ...was actually 500m. Yes, me too



    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes
    Homicide has not been ruled out.
    No shit. It's a classic Siamese method of disposal.

    Samui, Phangan, Tao - these are places you visit, be a good little boy, and fuck off within a fortnight.

    Yes, Slap. This is correct.

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    Rocks should only be placed in a Tallboy with Gin and vermouth

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    Any Burmese unfortunate enough to be in the vicinity need to scarper, sharpish.

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    This is sad news. It could happen to anybody.... RIP.

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    Must be lots of clues here.
    Could he have taken the backpack off ?? If not why not ??

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    Homicide has not been ruled out.
    Aww bless.


    Hope his family don't have to pay his overstay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower View Post
    Must be lots of clues here.
    Could he have taken the backpack off ?? If not why not ??
    He was enjoying a pie and died happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower View Post
    Must be lots of clues here.
    Just as well the Rescue guy if delving paws first into the backpack eh.



    You never know, there may be a Somchai or something in there that needs rescuing.

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