Swiss tourist found dead on Thai beach

8th May 2009, Comments 0 comments

Police report the death of Edith Jungen, 40, Thursday in Krabi province.

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, was 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 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 party on a beach in southern Thailand.

Several tourists were killed in Thailand in recent years, including the shooting deaths of two Russian women whose bodies were found in Pattaya in 2007.


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