German tourist found dead at Phi Phi island

A GERMAN man holidaying on Koh Phi Phi island off southern Krabi province was found dead at a small rocky beach, but as his wound was not caused by a fight and his belongings were not stolen, police believe it was either an accident or suicide, reported this morning (August 31, 2018).

Pol Lt-Col Chokdee Mabangyang, chief inspector at Phi Phi island station, together Tourist and Immigration police went check body of Steinbach Markus, 50, found near the Sea Gypsies’ cemetery on Thursday night (August 29), and also question the staff at PP Erawan Palms Resort at Laemtong Beach where he was staying.

They found out that the deceased tourist had checked in last Friday (August 24) and was to leave on Sunday September 2. They last saw him on Monday night.

Later his body was found at a small beach, with an approximately 20-meter flight of stairs leading down from the road, and there being a big 2-meter wide rock and a lots of smaller rocks around.

As the initial autopsy revealed that the wound on the tourist’s forehead was not caused by a fight, police think he climbed the big rock and either slipped and fell or committed suicide.

However they are waiting for the result of another autopsy being conducted in Surat Thani province with his body having been taken there.


Top: The pixelated body of the dead German tourist. Photo: