Man found murdered at Mae Wang forest campsite

A man with bullet wounds was found dead at a forest campsite at Mae Wang yesterday, Oct. 17.

Initially found by a passerby, police attended the remote location, an hours walk from the nearest road in Ban Khun Puay, Moo 19 Mae Win, Mae Wang at around 6:30 p.m.

The body of Mr. Yothin Dechachai Kaiwan, 37 was found outside his camp hut which consisted of several scrap pieces of roofing and plastic sheets for protection.

Police believe that Mr. Kaiwan may have been shot while he was sleeping then attempted to escape the camp before falling over and eventually dying. No firearm was found at the scene.

The motivation for the murder remains unknown with police investigating.

Photo: Mae Wang Police/Chiang Mai News