PHUKET: Police launched a murder investigation after the decomposed body of a woman was found yesterday by a medical worker who stopped by the side of the road to urinate.

Police believe the body is that of Kanya Yoongnoo, 47, who was reported missing in Cherng Talay in January, but are waiting for DNA test results.

Two Paklok Emergency Medical Technicians, Uthai Jitpetch, 37, and Suchart Komgnam, 45, had their suspicions aroused during their stop along the road in Paklok, about 5km from the Heroine’s Monument.