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Swiss woman is found ‘raped and murdered’ after travelling alone to Thailand in ‘Sandbox’ scheme

Swiss woman, 57, is found ‘raped and murdered’ on the backside of a waterfall after travelling alone to Phuket as a part of Thailand’s ‘Sandbox’ scheme bid to revive tourism

  • Body was found on Thursday afternoon at nature reserve in Wichit, Phuket 
  • Woman was lined in a black sheet and mendacity in a rocky pool shut to waterfall
  • She had arrived in Phuket on July 13 underneath new ‘Sandbox’ journey promotion
  • It permits vaccinated vacationers to enter Phuket with no need to quarantine


A Swiss woman has been ‘raped and murdered’ in Thailand after travelling to the nation alone underneath a brand new post-lockdown tourism scheme in Phuket.

The 57-year-old was found mendacity face down in a rocky pool on the backside of a waterfall with a black tarpaulin thrown over her physique on Thursday afternoon.

A pair of jean shorts, underwear, a pair of trainers and a cellphone had been found not removed from her physique on the nature reserve in the Wichit space of Phuket. 

Detectives and forensics specialists examine proof after the physique of a 57-year-old Swiss woman was found in a rocky pool shut to a waterfall in the Wichit space of Phuket on Thursday

The woman was discovered not far from the Ao Yon waterfall, a popular tourist hiking spot in the Wichit area of Phuket not far from the coast

The woman was found not removed from the Ao Yon waterfall, a preferred vacationer mountaineering spot in the Wichit space of Phuket not removed from the coast

Detectives say the sufferer, who has not been named, died round three days in the past. 

She had been raped and murdered, native media reported.  

Immigration officers confirmed that the Swiss woman arrived at Phuket airport from Singapore on July 13 underneath the Phuket Sandbox scheme which began final month.

The reopening scheme permits vaccinated foreigners to journey to Phuket with no need to quarantine as in different elements of the nation.

After 14 days in Phuket, which is heavily-reliant on vacationer money, foreigners are allowed to journey additional inside Thailand.

The woman had stayed first on the Dusit Thani Laguna Hotel from July 13 to 27 earlier than transferring round 15 miles south to The Mooring Resort Hotel, in accordance to The Bangkok Post.

A witness advised police he noticed her leaving the resort and strolling in the direction of the seashore at round 2pm on Tuesday.

A pair of Nike trainers were found dumped not far from the body

A pair of Nike trainers had been found dumped not removed from the physique

A neighborhood villager alerted officers after discovering the woman at round 1.30pm on Thursday.

The woman had beforehand visited Phuket in 2019.

Her physique has been despatched for an post-mortem at Vachira Phuket Hospital.

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