CHAI NAT – Human body parts found in two bags at a dry canal in Manorom district are believed to be those of a male foreigner who was murdered at another location, dismembered and then dumped.
Pol Lt Col Cherd Thongchaiwattana, investigative officer at Hangnam Sakhon police station, said it was reported on Thursday night that a dog was seen at the roadside holding what appeared to be part of a human body in its mouth. Two bags were reported around 200m away.
Police were sent to the scene and found the two bags in the dry canal.
The first black bag they examined had three layers. Inside, police found two legs clothed in black jeans. The limbs had been severed at the knee with a neat cut, likely to have been made with a chainsaw. There was also a left hand and part of a shoulder in the bag.
The second bag was a fertiliser sack, with six layers. It contained the victim’s torso, clothed in a black short-sleeved shirt, Arrow-brand boxers, tight black jeans and a brown belt. No head was found.
Based on a preliminary examination, police believe that the dead man was a foreigner, aged between 25- and 30-years-old, given his complexion and general appearance. No evidence to identify the victim was found.
Police suspect the man was murdered in a different location and then dumped in the canal. He had been dead for at least 10 hours when his dismembered body was discovered.