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Police investigating the mystery of the body in the bag say they are following up eight people who look like the victim seen arriving late last week at Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports.
Authorities have said the man discovered in a “Bodium” brand bag is a central Asian. Television news referred to him as ‘south’ Asian.
The man was found dead with amphetamines in condoms in his stomach. He is thought to have died when one burst and was then put in the Ong Ang canal in Phra Nakorn district by persons unknown.
A check on guest houses in the area has turned up nothing and police are now concentrating on the Burapha and Miramar hotels. The bag is thought to have been bought from a bag shop in the area called Bangkok Fashion. Staff there said a 170cm tall man aged about 40 bought two Bodium bags for 350 baht each. He is thought to have spoken Punjabi. Sketches are being made.
Police are concentrating on an area between the shop, a bridge and where the body was found. A part of the area has been dredged without finding further clues. An appeal has been made to taxi and tuk-tuk drivers for information about suspicious behaviour in the area.
Seven people entering Suvarnabhumi and one at Don Muang in the March 30 to April 1 period resemble the victim. Efforts are being made to trace all those people.
Edit: The police are due to hold a press conference at 10am this morning to provide an update on the case. Thaivisa News will provide update thereafter.
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