The body of ‘Nong Boss’, 22, a Maejo University Student, who had been missing for two days was discovered today.
According to the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park rescue team, Nong Boss had been trekking with a friend in the forest when he went missing. Over 100 people have been searching for two days with hope dwindling.
Nong Boss’s mother visited the area earlier today to pray and conduct a small ceremony in hopes of the safe return of her son. Sadly, a mere half an hour after her prayers his body was found 500 metres away.
Nong Boss’s friend, who has tested positive for methamphetamines, told rescue workers that he and Boss went up to play in a waterfall around 8pm on Sunday night when they saw someone secretly filming them. He went to find the person but when he returned he could no longer see Boss. Assuming he had headed back to the city, he left. It was only after he returned to town that he realised that Boss was missing.
At this point there are no signs of foul play, but police say that they will investigate.
Park authorities warn the public to beware of dangers and urges people not to risk visiting the mountains, especially since the park is now closed to the public due to the pandemic.