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Phuket teens wanted after man’s body found under water tower

Police are looking for a group of teens last seen talking to a 29-year-old man whose body was found under a municipal water tower in Phuket Town this morning.

body under the water towerSuthorn Thamta, 59, of the Phuket City waterworks division at 9:10am reported finding the body under one of two water towers, each 25 metres tall, on Damrong Rd.

At the scene, police found one flip-flop in a bush seven metres away from the body and a matching flip-flop on a cross-bream third level of a tower, 12 metres off the ground.

“There are three distinct wounds on the man’s head and a long scrape on the left side of his torso,” said Lt Somchai Nooboon of the Phuket City Police.

“We found B200 inside his pants’ pocket, but no identification.”

However, the man was soon identified as 29-year-old Sompong Wijit, a local resident in the area. He was identified by his own father, Somchai Wijit, 50, who arrived at the scene after being told that a body had been found under the nearby water towers.

“We think Mr Sompong died at least six to eight hours before his body was discovered, but will wait for doctors at Vachira Hospital determine that and confirm the cause of death,” Lt Somchai said.

Phuket News

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