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A 22 year old Burmese man has been found dead at Wat Sawang Arom Temple in Bophut less than a week after his cousin was murdered.
The local resident who made the grim discovery said that he rode past the man on the way to the market early this morning, he became concerned when he was still lying in the same position when he returned from the market, so alerted the police. It is believed the man had been dead for around five hours when rescue teams arrived at the scene.
Thet’s friends told police that he worked as a waiter in Chaweng, where he was last seen alive at around 2am when the bar closed, he left on his motorbike. Thet is a cousin of the 22 year old Burmese woman Sor Ngae Ngae who was murdered on the island four days ago. It is yet to be determined if there is any connection between the two cases.
Local police in Koh Samui have been reported as suggesting that they believe there were at least two perpetrators to the crime and believe due to the violent nature of the crime it was likely committed by members of the Burmese community. CCTV footage from the bar where Thet worked is now being analyzed for clues as to who may have killed him.