Video: Tourists watch as body is discovered on Koh

Tourists were shocked as the body was discovered in a shallow grave (Photo: Viral Press)

Tourists look on in horror as murdered woman found buried on Thai holiday island beach

A woman had noticed a bad smell coming from an area of the beach, and when she went over noticed what looked like clothes poking out from the golden sand.

Shocked holidaymakers watched in horror as a murdered woman was dug up from a sandy shallow grave on the Thai island of Koh Samui.

One woman had noticed a bad smell coming from an area of the beach, and when she went over noticed what looked like clothes poking out from the golden sand.

Officers were called to the scene andlaunched a murder inquiry as they removed the woman’s body from her sandy grave.

Police revealed the victim, a woman in her 40s, had stab wounds to the abdomen and was thought to have been dead for three days.

Police have removed the woman’s body from her sandy grave (Photo: Viral Press)

Lt. Col. Chanaworasin Supanarak, the head of Bophut Police Station on the Thai island, confirmed that evidence including a pair of flip flops, a gold-coloured cloth bag and a coin purse were found at the scene.

The Bangkok Post later confirmed the body found buried on Hat Lamai on Monday was a masseuse who had been murdered, police said on Tuesday.

The body of Lucy, 50, of Myanmar nationality, was found on Hat Lamai, Koh Samui, on Monday. (Photo by Supapong Chaolan)

They believed the motive was robbery as the one-baht-weight gold necklace she was seen wearing was not on the body.

The victim was identified only as Lucy, 50, of Myanmar nationality and Nepali race. She died of a stab wound to the stomach.

Pol Lt Col Sirichai Kerdsri, a deputy police chief of Bo Phud station, said an initial investigation found Lucy had come to live on the resort island 15 years ago after she broke up with her foreign boyfriend. She had since worked as a masseuse on the beach.

Camera footage showed Lucy was last seen strolling on Hat Lamai at 10pm on Saturday, he said.

Police said a Myanmar man named Ao, who worked for a jet-ski renter on the beach, was the suspect.

Ao reportedly left the island and might have returned to Myanmar through Mae Sot, Tak province. The Samui police already alerted border police about the suspect.

Concerns had been raised that details of the woman’s death were not been made available to the public, with some concerned about a cover-up following the death Elise Dallemange, 30.

Elise was missing for eight days before she was found half-eaten by lizards on the death island of Koh Tao
 (Photo: Viral Press)

Miss Dallemange was found dead in the jungle on the island of Koh Tao, just north of Koh Samui, having been half-eaten by lizards.

Lt. Col. Supanarak added: “Please let police work for now and we will announce any update.

“I can assure you we’re not covering anything up.

“There’s no reason why we will cover up.

“Some people fear we will do that because of the Koh Tao news. Reporters have been calling me all day.”

Tourists looked on in horror as the body was found (Photo: Viral Press)

The woman’s body was removed from the beach (Photo: Viral Press)

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