Headless Body Found in Bangkok Freezer Sent for Postmortem Computed Tomography
BANGKOK – The headless body of a foreign man has been sent for a postmortem Computed Tomography (PMCT) at Thammasat University Hospital on Monday as police try to find more evidence to end the mystery of it’s identity.
Pol Lt Col Supote Nakngernthong said the headless body was transferred to Thammasat University Hospital in Khlong Luang district in Pathum Thani to undergo the (PMCT), the high-technology equipment could give more clues from the wounds and tissues of the body.
The PMCT images can allow the reconstruction of the trajectory of the cutting instrument (blade) used for aggression, coinciding with the description produced by the conventional autopsy.
The headless body was found in a freezer during a police raid at a building on Sukhumvit Soi 56 in Bangkok on Friday, three foreigners were arrested and charged with multiple offenses including concealing a corpse.
Two of them are Americans identified in their passports as James Douglas Eger and Aaron Thomas Gabel. The other suspect is Peter Andrew Colter, a British national.
Pol Lt Col Supote Nakngernthong, director of the Central Institute of Forensic Science under the Justice Ministry, said they will ask for help from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to identify the body, if there tests are inconclusive.
National police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda said investigators are still figuring out whether the body was that of a person identified in one of the fake passports found during the raid.
Source: Bangkok Post, The Nation
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