SURAT THANI: Body parts which police believe belonged to a foreigner were found on a rubbish dump on Koh Phangan, the southern island famous for its full moon parties.
A bag containing human remains found at a dump on Koh Phangan in Surat Thani. (Photo: Supapong Chaolan)
Police said the body parts were found at a dump in Moo 4 of Koh Phangan municipality district by trash collectors at 12.30pm. The body parts, which consisted of a sawed-off pelvis and intestines, were found inside a fertiliser sack. Due to the size of the pelvis, authorities believe the victim was a foreign male.
Investigators said the victim died at least 24 hours before the body parts were found.
They said trash collectors had picked up the sack from another location on the island without realising what was inside. Police are now trying to retrace their movements to determine where the sack was originally dumped.