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Police in Surat Thani believe they have found the body of Jean-francois Louet, the French Koh Tao resident who went missing in Surat Thani 15 days ago. Human remains were found in a wooded area in Surat Thani at 11.30am today (Tuesday 29th March). Based on a necklace, watch, shorts and a dive watch found with the corpse police are confident they have the right man. His DNA will now be checked to confirm the identity of the body. No visible signs of assault or violence were found on the badly decomposed body, police are yet to learn the cause of death.
Local police have notified the French Embassy, and are working to establish the exact identify of the man, no confirmation of the French man’s death can be given until there is a DNA match the police said.
The man, known as Jeff, 46, was due to take a ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Tao on the night of March 14th, however he left the ferry just prior to its departure and did not return.