An autopsy has confirmed that the body exhumed from a crude grave in Phatthalung province is that of missing yellow-shirt supporter Akeyuth Anchanbutr, who disappeared on June 6, Pol Lt Gen Jarumporn Suramanee said on Thursday.
The assistant national police chief told a press conference that the body had been identified using a record of Akeyuth's fingerprints, which the Royal Thai Police Office had on file.
Bruises found on the wrists of the deceased were believed to have been caused by a pair of handcuffs, he said, while bruises on his neck suggested he had being strangled and died of suffocation. A shoe lace found near where Akeyuth was buried would be examined to see if it had been used to strangle him, he added.
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