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SA man's body released in Phuket

2012-02-17 13:39

Pietermaritzburg - The body of Mark Robson, the Hilton College old boy who went missing on Phuket Island in Thailand and was later found dead, has been released and his family are awaiting its arrival home.

Robson, 27, was last seen alive at Nai Yang beach and last withdrew cash at an ATM on January 23. His body was found in a seated position near a deserted beach on the island on January 25.

He was due to start a teaching job in Taipei on February 6, but his parents were alerted when he did not board the plane.

Department of international relations spokesperson Clayson Monyela said the body had been positively identified as Robson, but he could not comment further on issues such as a post-mortem, toxicology tests and the investigation as he had not been given permission by the family to talk about these matters.

“We are only here to provide consular support to the family,” he said.

Keith Robson, Mark’s father, said Mark’s body has been released.

“We are still waiting for some paperwork to be sorted out, but his body has been released. We will make funeral arrangements once his body has arrived in the country,” Keith said.

Comments
  • Mlungisi - 2012-02-17 13:49

    RIP buddy

      Stan - 2012-02-17 15:43

      Who would dislike this? Some people need help...

  • Thoka - 2012-02-17 13:57

    come home son of african soil. RIP

  • Ntuthuko - 2012-02-17 14:15

    RIP buddy enjoyed working with you last year, I am hurt.

  • Friedrich - 2012-02-17 14:31

    To everyone who worked and new the gentleman, my sincere condolensces to you all. Wishing the body a safe return home where he belongs. :( very sad story indeed.

      Friedrich - 2012-02-17 15:32

      Why the hell did i get a thumbs down for the comment, whoever you are, you are an incensitive a/hole!!!

      Deon - 2012-02-17 15:55

      Probably the spelling / grammar police. (knew)

  • Grant - 2012-02-17 14:32

    Sorry for the loss. RIP

  • chantello2 - 2012-02-17 14:57

    hilton college old boy... writing skills of journalist these days

      gendv - 2012-02-17 15:44

      "Hilton College Old Boy" is actually correct. Its the way graduates are referred to with some Private schools"

  • Mureedah - 2012-02-17 15:17

    Condolences to the family

  • jasonbbuckley - 2012-02-17 15:27

    RIP

  • mary.stoffels - 2012-02-17 15:39

    Rest in Peace and may his family find peace, my condolences...xo

  • gendv - 2012-02-17 15:44

    My condolences to the family and all on the board that new him.

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