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“Murdered” foreigner found in Udon Thani: He’s a 58 year old Russian man

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The corpse found in downtown Udon Thani on Monday morning has been identified as Mr Vladimir Firsov, a 58 year old Russian man, reported INN.

imageINN quoted deputy chief of police Pol Col Krissana Pattanacharoen as saying that no conclusions can yet be drawn in the death of Mr Firsov as local police, forensics and other agencies work on a quick resolution of the case.

They said that national police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda had ordered joint operations to resolve the case swiftly with immigration and tourist police also involved.

They implied that it was a case of national importance especially in relation to tourist confidence and for those foreigners residing in the kingdom.

Representation have been made to the Russian embassy.

Earlier it was reported that the body was found in a wooded and grassy area off Wattananuwong Road in Muang district of the north eastern Thai city.

Thai media said it was murder. The body was in an advanced state of decay and had been in the woods for about two weeks.

There was evidence of strangulation with a yellow ligature. Similar binding was on the feet. There was speculation that the victim was murdered elsewhere and dumped at the site.

Police were tracing vagrants who had lived in makeshift camps in the area but who had recently moved out.

Various items were found with the body such as a phone, MP3 player and a small amount of money in a cloth zip up wallet.

There was also an indication through a tourist ticket that the victim may have been in Koh Samui.

Investigations continue.

Thai Visa / INN

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