Swiss tourist found dead on Thai beach: police

8th May 2009, Comments 0 comments

In January Thai police arrested a local man for the murder of a female German tourist who was killed during a notorious full moon party on a beach in southern Thailand.

Bangkok -- A Swiss woman was found dead on a Thai beach along the Andaman coast Thursday, police said, though the cause of death was not immediately clear.

They said the body of Edith Jungen, 40, had been found in shallow water early Thursday by a villager in Ao Nang bay in Krabi province, 814 kilometres (506 miles) from Bangkok.

"There are no major cuts on her body but a few bruises on her face. We have sent her body for an autopsy," case officer Lieutenant Colonel Wittaya Meklai told AFP by telephone.

Wittaya said Jungen had arrived at a local hotel on Tuesday and checked out a day later before she was found dead. Her body was found not far from the hotel.

In January Thai police arrested a local man for the murder of a female German tourist who was killed during a notorious full moon party on a beach in southern Thailand.

Despite its reputation as a holiday paradise, Thailand has seen a series of tourist murders in recent years, including the shooting deaths of two Russian women whose bodies were found slumped on deck chairs in Pattaya in 2007.

AFP/Expatica

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