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Skeletal remains found in Pai jungle – believed to be Aussie missing since May

Skeletal remains found deep in the jungle of Pai, Mae Hong Sorn, are believed to be those of a 63 year old Australian man missing since May.

Pai police are as yet unsure whether the Aussie died from an accident or killed himself.

Foul play was not mentioned in the Sanook report from the weekend.

A man out foraging in the Mae Hee sub-district found the skull and scattered bones and alerted police.

Nearby hanging on a tree they found a black shoulder bag with the passport of Philip Keith Watson.

He had been reported missing in May when he did not return to his guest house.

On June 13th a search operation also failed to find him.

Pai station chief Pol Col Saman Jitbun said the body was being sent for autopsy and DNA tests.

He said it was not possible at this stage to say whether Mr Watson died from an accident or took his own life.

The Australian embassy has been informed.

Sanook

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