Phi Phi Island police found a body floating in the sea near Phi Phi in Lo Dalum Bay after receiving a report about noon on Wednesday.
Police say the body appears to be a western woman, about 30-35 years, wearing jeans. No trace of violence was found on the body.
There was no identification documents with the body. Police believe that she had been dead for about six hours and the cause of death was assumed to be drowning.
The body has been sent to Koh Phi Phi Hospital for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
“We can’t confirm the cause of death now but we believe it is probably drowning as there’s no trace of a physical attack. The officers are taking photos around to check with hotels in the area to find out who she is,” said Pol Lt-Colonel Chetpan Wichaidit from Phi Phi Island Police Station.