In the early hours of Monday morning, a pair of decomposed human bodies, a man and a woman, were tragically discovered inside a cargo container in Bangkok’s prominent Lat Krabang district. The container had been stationed in an inland container yard there and was previously recorded as being empty. It had been shipped from the Philippines, an internationally renowned archipelago in the Western Pacific.
Anyawut Pho-amphai, the esteemed spokesperson for the prestigious Ruamkatanyu Foundation, narrated parts of the chilling tale. As per his account, employees of the container yard stumbled upon the somber scene as they were preparing the seemingly empty container for its next journey.
His description underscored the grim scene. Both bodies were alarmingly bloated, an indication they might have been deceased for quite some time. The male individual was found in mere shorts, revealing an array of tattoos intricately inscribed on his back, chest, and arms. In stark contrast, the woman was clothed in pink attire – a pink T-shirt paired with pink trousers. Interestingly, a ring loudly pronounced its presence on her right ring finger. No form of identification was found on the bodies, adding mystery to the already confounding situation.
Based on their professional assessment, medical professionals estimated that the victims had likely been dead for a fortnight at the minimum. Worryingly, there were no visible signs of conflict on the bodies, such as wounds or other traces that might suggest a struggle prior to their untimely end.
The grim discovery was made inside a 20-foot long cargo container. Notoriously, the container had been certified as ’empty’ and was transported via a cargo vessel from the Philippines. This vessel embarked on its journey on September 24th and made its arrival at Laem Chabang port in the neighboring province of Chon Buri just four days later on September 28th.
By early Monday, the ill-fated container had been transported by train into the expressive heart of Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district. As per procedure, the container, like others declared empty, was left unlocked, a matter that now weighs heavy in light of the subsequent findings.
What intensifies the mystery is that the local police reported receiving no alerts about missing persons in the Lat Krabang or Laem Chabang regions. As part of their ongoing investigation, law enforcement is now liaising with the Philippine embassy in Thailand to shed light on any potential leads regarding missing Philippine nationals.