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Body parts found in canals belong to missing woman 


THE FAMILY of a missing young woman have claimed that the dismembered body parts found floating in some Bangkok canals belong to her to go by the tattoo on the back, nail polish colour and jewellery, Naewna newspaper said this evening (Feb.9).

They identified her as Ms. Maneerat Kaewphap, or Pang, 28, who disappeared on Monday Feb. 7 and had a child from a previous relationship.

The family added that she used to live with them in Soi Hatairat 33 but moved to Ramkhamhaeng area to work there after which she rarely returned home. Their last contact was the same day she disappeared.

The victim’s dismembered head and upper torso was found under Arun Amarin bridge, under the jurisdiction of Bangkok Noi police station, parts of her left leg at Wat Hong pier, under the control of Buppha Ram police station, and right leg at Wat Noi pier, under the jurisdiction of Taling Chan police station.

Ruamkatanyu foundation rescuers had initially taken the head and upper torso to Siriraj hospital for identification.

Police investigators believe that the body was dismembered to disguise the victim’s identity. It is apparent that a sharp object was used to cut off the head to go by the smooth wound on the neck.

They hope to find the remaining body parts, the lower torso and left foot, soon as this would help verify the victim’s identity.


A Ruamkatanyu Foundation rescuer removing a body part from one of the canals. The Thai headline says, “Know who she is – relatives remember the tattoo on body part of woman floating in water.” Photo: Naewna



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