Thai police search for body of beheaded foreignerFebruary 23rd, 2009 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Feb 23 (DPA) Thai police were searching Monday for the body and identity of a foreigner whose head was found hanging by a rope off a Bangkok bridge over the weekend.
The severed head of a Western man, aged between 30 and 40, was found Sunday afternoon dangling about five metres below the Rama VIII bridge, which crosses the Chao Phraya River in northwestern Bangkok.
“We still don’t know the name of the victim, nor where his body is,” Police Lieutenant Colonel Atcharat Haemthanon said. “We’re hoping to get some clues from the bridge’s surveillance camera.”
Written on the bridge’s railing where the man’s head was found was the sentence, “Cath. I want but I cannot. … I came to Bangkok to be with you.”
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