January 19, 2017

Alp Türker

Koh Samui police are having a hard time determining the cause of death of a Turkish DJ who was found dead on the island.

Locals of Mared subdistrict had reported the death to Bo Phut Provincial Police Station in the early morning of Thursday, January 19. Deputy investigator Pol Lt Dula Suwangrad was dispatched to the scene.

“We found him in a soi next to Wat Lamai,” Pol Lt Dula said. Laying on his back, the man, who police identified as Alp Türker, 42, was wearing a black t-shirt, navy blue shorts and a pair of black sneakers. A physician from Koh Samui Hospital estimated he had been dead for at least one hour prior being found.

Only a few metres next to the body, police found a scooter laying on the ground. Pol Lt Dula assumed that the bike belonged to the Mr Türker. “The vehicle also had a temporary red license plate, which means it was recently issued by a dealer and carried some restrictions,” Pol Lt Dula explained.

The body itself showed no signs which might indicate that Mr Türker had become the victim of a crime. According to Pol Lt Dula, Mr Türker had been working as a DJ in a nearby pub. “When the bar closed, Mr Türker drove home,” Pol Lt Dula said. “That’s when something went wrong.”

Bo Phut police were not yet able to come up with a likely cause of death. “He might have had an alcohol intoxication, or he had suffered from an unexpected shock,” Pol Lt Dula speculated. To get to the bottom of Mr Türker’s death, rescue workers sent the body to Koh Samui Hospital where a post-mortem examination will be conducted.

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Case Details

Source Daily News
Date of Death: January 19, 2017
Last Edited: 1 year ago
Age: 42 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: Turkish
Cause of Death: Unknown
Province: Surat Thani
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