Remains believed to be a missing British tourist found in roadside bushes in Cha-am district

A human skeleton believed to be that of a westerner who went missing with traces since the end of December has been found in roadside bushes in Cha-am district, Petchaburi province.

Cha-am police and forensic experts went to the scene where the remains was reported to have found by local people on Wednesday afternoon.

The remains is between 17-175 cm tall in a T-shirt and shorts with a pair of snickers. No documents were found in or near the remains which could have given its identity.

However, police suspected that the remains could be that of Martin Johnwood, a British tourist who went missing from his hotel in Cha-am since December 30.

Police have contacted the relatives of Johnwood to help in identification. The remains was later sent to Phra Chomklao hospital to determine the cause of death.