Severed head hanging from a bridge : “apparently, it’s not a suicide”

Another good laugh (albeit a dark one) given by The Finests (the thai police). Ready ?

Severed foreigner’s head found hanging from a bridge

The head, belonging to man in his 40s, was tied to the rope and apparently put in a plastic bag and hung from the bridge’s railing. When it was found at about 2pm, the plastic bag was detached from the head, revealing a gruesome sight. A doctor estimated that he had died for at least eight hours.

Two sentences, “I want but I cannot …,” and “I came to Bangkok to be you,” were found written on the bridge’s railings.

Pol Col Chavalit Prasobsilp, a police chief, said that it was apparently not a suicide and he will wait for autopsy results before concluding how the head was cut from the body.

“We will check the security circuits at the bridge and see if anything related to the incident was captured,” Chavalit said. (Nation)

My God… What a weird story, even by Bangkok standards. It’s like in the movie Seven…

It’s surreal. Now they say it’s a suicide ! But they don’t speak anymore about the… BAG ! Read the update from Nation.

7 Responses to “Severed head hanging from a bridge : “apparently, it’s not a suicide””

  1. 1 Chris 23 February 2009 at 3:27 am

    …it may not be a “suicide” but certainly his heart stopped beating so perhaps the final ruling will be he died of a “heart attack” as with most farang deaths in Thailand!

  2. 2 crocodilexp 23 February 2009 at 3:30 am

    Poor Colonel Chavalit, he’ll come to regret his directness. Either his unit will actually have to find the culprits, or he might get an order not to implicate his superiors. In the latter case, I also pity the nearest fruit vendor… you know, all of them own a sharp hacking instrument and plenty of plastic bags, suspicious if you ask me.

  3. 3 World Citizen 24 February 2009 at 8:04 am

    Beheaded westerner, likely a suicide:

    Now how did he get his head into that plastic bag? Maybe the world famous illusionist David Copperfield can be requested to assist police with their enquiries.

  4. 4 ThaiCrisis 24 February 2009 at 9:57 am

    It’s a custom in Thailand : people who commit suicide, usually put a plastic bag on their head, before to hang themselves.

    And some of them, probably very sensitive to small details and to the risks of such procedure, are going to tie together their own hands, behind their back, before to hang themselves.

    Again : the idea is to reduce all the risks. And to optimize the success rate.

    (black humor)

  5. 5 George P Tucker 24 February 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Those foreign crime syndicate guys will have to work a lot harder to thwart the police suicide detection squad!

  6. 6 ThaiCrisis 24 February 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Indeed, the reference to “foreign” crime syndicate… is tasty. What a sweet ingenuity.
    The idea of a “thai” crime syndicate would be of course totally absurd.

  7. 7 World Citizen 25 February 2009 at 6:54 am


    “Deputy police commissioner-general Jongrak Chuthanont announced Wednesday that the Italian tourist suspected to be the one killed by a hanging suicide at the Rama VIII Bridge has been found alive….”

    I know we shouldn’t laugth….but…..(it’s hilarious!)

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