A 75 year old man was found shot to death in a forest near a dam in Kathu.
The Kathu Police were notified by local residents that they had found a dead body in a forest near a dam behind a golf course just after midnight (June 17th). Police, rescue workers, and the Phuket Express arrived near the scene which involved a 1.5 kilometer walk up a forested hill.
The body was identified as Mr. Sawat Huahin, 75. A bullet wound was found to his skull. It is believed that Mr. Sawat died at least 8 hours before his body was found.
His relatives, who were at the scene, told police that Mr. Sawat was originally from Trang. He owned a fruit and rubber plantation near this area and lived in a hut on the hill with his two nieces. At 6:00 P.M. on Friday (June 16th) he talked with his wife on a mobile phone while he was walking to the hut. After that, however, his wife couldn’t contact him. They went out to search for him before finding his body.
Police are now hunting for the suspect and motive behind the shocking murder.