A Thai man was found dead with multiple stab wounds in front of a hotel near an entertainment venue in Phuket Town.
The Phuket City Police was notified of the body this morning (October 9th) at 6:07 A.M. in front of the Taling Chan Bridge, Bang Yai Canal in the Talat Yai Sub-district.
Law enforcement arrived at the scene to find the body of a man who was later identified as Mr. Wiroon Inya, 33, from Phatthalung. He was a driver for the Phuket Office of Commerce. Multiple stab wounds were found on his left chest and his back.
The Phuket City Police told the Phuket Express that Mr. Wiroon died at least three hours before his body was found. Five hundred meters from the scene in front of an entertainment venue police found blood stains.
At 1:50 A.M. on the 191 Phuket Police hotline officers were notified of an argument at the entertainment venue. When police arrived at the scene, however, they did not find anyone. Locals nearby said the officers later left the scene.
At this stage, Phuket police believe the victim died as a result of a personal conflict. The victim might have been stabbed in front of the entertainment venue before running away to the hotel nearby, collapsing, and passing away. Police are hunting for the suspect (s) in the incident.
The names of the entertainment venue and hotel involved were withheld by Phuket Police pending their further investigation.