The Danish tourist, Henrik Rasmussen, 47, who was missing for more than ten days before being found dead on February 7th, is now believed to have been the victim of a crime.
The body of Henrik Rasmussen, who suffered from downs syndrome, has been examined at Patong Hospital, and Police Captain Pratuang Pholmana from the Kathu Police is no longer treating the case as an accident. Henrik Rasmussen is believed to have died from two lacerations found on his back and in his right armpit.
– We have questioned Mr. Rasmussen’s cousin and nephew, and I am satisfied neither of them have anything to do with his death, Pratuang Pholmana says to the Phuket Gazette.
The body of Henrik Rasmussen was discovered by a handyman, Thanapong Sriwisut, employed at the Royal Paradise Hotel in Phuket, where Henrik Rasmussen had stayed with his cousin and nephew. A reward in the sum of 20.000 baht was paid to Thanapong by the family.
Thanapong Sriwisut found the body of the deceased behind a brick wall separating the hotel area from a swamp. Police Captain, Pratuang Pholmana, is mystified as to how the body got there.
– Not many people are ever in the place where Mr. Rasmussen was found. I will question staff at the hotel, including security guards, handymen and anyone else who may have been in that area, he says.