A body was discovered at the side of Thepkasattri Road in Phuket on Monday.
The body was found by a motorist passing by early in the morning.
Thalang police were notified of the incident on Thepkrasattri Road, northbound, at 5.30am.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the body of a man aged around 45-50 hanging from a wire inside an open-sided hut.
There was no sign of a struggle and police believe the man died at least one hour before the body was found.
No identification or documents were found on or near the deceased, whose body was taken to Thalang Hospital.
Boonterm Wongboonmee, 22, the motorist who discovered the body, told police that he had been heading from Layan Beach to Mai Khao.
When he arrived at the scene he saw the body hanging there. He told police he was shocked.
Police were continuing their investigation to identify the body and the cause of death.