Mutilated crash victim found on Phrae road side

Mutilated crash victim found on Phrae road side

PHRAE -- The mutilated body of a man, believed to have been crushed to death in an accident, was found at a U-turn in Muang district late on Friday night, police said.

Pol Lt Sonthaya Chaiyawan, a Muang police duty officer, said that at about 10pm he was contacted by villagers who found the body at a U-turn under the bridge on Highway 101 between tambon Thung Kwao to tambon Muang Mo in Muang district.

The man's head had been crushed and his face mutilated beyond recognition.  His belly was ruptured with parts of the intestines hanging outside the body.  His arms and legs were also broken.

He was wearing a pair of black trousers and a green shirt with long sleeves.  No identification documents were found on his body.

A cloth bag, a crash helmet, sandals and canvas shoes were found near the body.

Local residents told the police they heard a loud noise of what sounded like a vehicle collision.  When they approached the scene, there were no vehicles in sight - but they found the man lying dead at the U-turn under the bridge.

Police were investigating.

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