Farang tourists find dead body in Lamphun cave

A farang couple are being credited with finding a dead body in a Lamphun cave yesterday, Jan. 30

The body was found in a cave in Moo 8 Tha Khum Ngoen, Mae Tha District at around 2:25 p.m.

The unnamed couple, perhaps in the 50s or 60s, are reported to have been visiting the cave when they detected a “rotting stench” according to Thai language media.

The couple then went looking for the source of the smell and found the body.

According to some reports, the deceased man was a monk but this has not been confirmed.

While the body was sent off for an autopsy to determine the cause of death, police suspect that foul play may be involved particularly given the body had been wrapped in black plastic.