Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Slice of life

On Sunday afternoon, the head of a foreigner was found in a plastic bag suspended from the Rama VIII bridge in Bangkok. What is assumed to be the rest of the unfortunate gentleman was retrieved from the river yesterday.

Pol Col Pornsak Surasit... said it was uncertain whether the man was murdered or if he committed suicide.

Pol Col Chawalit Prasopsin, deputy commander of Metropolitan Police Division 7, said specialists at Siriraj Hospital would need time to examine the head thoroughly to determine whether it was severed with a sharp object.

PS: Actually, it looks as if they could be onto something, unlikely as it may seem... But the bag?

PPS: It’s still not entirely clear what happened but it really does appear to have been a suicide. “Maybe Mr Tasadori had no place to go and felt guilty.” A very sad tale.


epikles said...

that would be one of the most spectacular suicides ever!

Vicus Scurra said...

Perhaps he was just trying to be tidy. I can't stand these suicides who leave their body parts lying around unwrapped.

Christopher said...

There may be more to this than meets the eye. Auto-erotic asphyxiation comes to mind - see, for example:


Do we know what was written on the bag? Much may depend on it.

Rog said...

What an appalling story. Someone still using plastic bags!

expat@large said...

Suicide sounds unlikely. I'm thinking drug overdose. Why?

Because this case reminds me of another "cut-and-dried" drug overdose death of the extremely late Annie Pang in HK. Her decapitated head was found in a waste paper basket, something that happens a lot with a drug overdoses of course. She was reported missing in 1995 and her body was eventually found in her own apartment 4 years later. Well, who woulda thunk to look there? Not the HK police it seems.

Hand rubs chin - yep, looks like a drug overdose to me.

Tim F said...

Bizarre as it may seem, the fact that the head was torn rather than cut off (sorry if you're having your breakfast) would seem to lead away from the Mafia execution rumours. Sad as well as bizarre.