Dead monkey mistaken for dead baby in Udonthani

A small dead body, which local residents in Udonthani province initially misunderstood to be an abandoned infant, has been identified as a monkey.

Police were alerted Sunday by residents in Baan Chan district that a dead infant had been discovered near Baan Kling Kam Reservoir. Officers and medical staff soon arrived at the scene to investigate.

The police found a decomposed body, 50-60 cm in length, which appeared to be a child with large teeth in the forest near the reservoir. 

Local residents told police that some of them had detected the foul smell in the area for several days now, but no one investigated the site until a fisherman found the body.

Police believe that the monkey might been a pet of a family in the area, Khaosod reported.

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