POLICE HAVE FOUND a body believed to be that of a 21-year-old Japanese tourist who had been reported missing.
The parents of Sonam Tsuboi, 21, will attempt to identify the remains Monday.
The parents had been searching for Tsuboi in Mae Hong Son province’s Pai district, which he had visited before, since earlier this month.
They were still in Pai Sunday when they learned that the recovered corpse of an unidentified man had a tattoo on the left ankle that matched their son’s.
Tsuboi reportedly had a history of depression.
Police said they found the body floating in the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok on December 30 and brought it to a hospital for an autopsy, but had been unable to verify the man’s identity.
There were no traces of injuries on the body, leading police to initially believe the man had committed suicide, according to Pol Maj-General Ittipol Achariyapradit of the Metropolitan Police Bureau.
Ittipol added that pictures of the body had been sent to the parents to verify the identity.
“But they will come to Siriraj Hospital to check the body again,” he said.