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The body of missing Austrian Florian Hallermann found on Koh Phi Phi


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The body of a missing resort manager on Koh Phi Phi has been found in a forest on the island. The Austrian national, Florian Hallermann, who was the general manager of the Zeavola Resort, was found dead four days after going missing.  

Florian, 56, was last seen on CCTV when he walked on the beach on September 11. His disappearance sparked a search operation involving more than 50 islanders, hotel workers and local authorities.

Thai media reports that Mr Hallermann’s body was found among the rocks in a forest about 200 meters inland from the road.

Koh Phi Phi police said he had died at least 3 days earlier and authorities speculate that he slipped on a rock and broke his neck while walking in the forest. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death and police have confirmed that a Covid19 test will also be conducted as is standard procedure.

The Austrian had lived on Koh Phi Phi for decades and was a popular figure, known to the locals. The police have promised to open a transparent investigation into the death of Florian Hallermann.

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