Female German Tourist found dead after Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan Island

Phangan German Tourist Raped Murder

Phangan German Tourist Raped Murder

One day after the world infamous Full Moon Party at Hadrin Beach on Koh Phangan Paradise Island a female German Tourist was found dead on a beach close to Thongsala village.

The female German tourist, Astrid Al-Assad Schachmer, 45 years old was discovered Sunday morning floating dead in shallow water off a beach near Thongsala village stripped from her waist up and showing clear signs of bruises on her neck.

“She was found shirtless but wearing jeans, and there was about 600 baht (17 dollars) in her pockets,” said Phangan Superintendant Police Colonel Jarun Uchupap in a telephone interview with Deutsche Presse-Agentur, dpa.

“There was no water found in her lungs so we suspect she was killed before being thrown in the water,” said Jarun.

‘Further investigations by local tourist police revealed that the female German tourist might have been raped and later killed’ Maj Pissanu BiaKaew, a Tourist Police inspector, officially declared.

Police have sent Schachmer’s body to Bangkok for an autopsy to discover the cause of death and determine whether she was raped.

According to Schachmer’s passport, the German national had spent four months in Thailand last year. Jarun said she was believed to be a frequent visitor to Phangan Island, which is notorious for its all- night, drug-crazed full-moon parties that draw thousands of foreign tourists.

Local Koh Pha-Ngan Police officials believe she came to the ‘Island Of Madness’ to celebrate the world infamous Full Moon Party at Haad Rin beach on Saturday night, which attracted about 10.000 foreign and local party revelers.

Police agents from the ‘Island of Madness’, formerly also know as Koh Pha-Ngan Paradise Island, are now on the hunt for the unknown person believed responsible for the terrible murder of the German woman at the Full Moon Party Rave on Koh Phangan Island this weekend.

Colonel Charoon U-chuparp, superintendent of infamous Koh Pha-Ngan Police Station, announced local and tourist police agents were now trying to find the murderer. “We will bring the culprit to justice,” he further stated.

Police Colonel Charoon also expressed serious concerns that this additional murder case would probably hurt the already damaged image of Party Island Koh Phangan and further negatively affect Phangan’s fragile tourism industry.

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26 Responses to Female German Tourist found dead after Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan Island

  1. Anonymous says:

    Will it ever stop. She came here a few weeks ago with her friend who has a bar on ban tai road and the story is that it did not happen at the full moon. Look in to this a little more Becki and i think you will be suprised at what you find out…..

  2. Anonymous says:

    “Police Colonel Charoon also expressed serious concerns that this additional murder case would probably hurt the already damaged image of Party Island Koh Phangan and further negatively affect Phangan’s fragile tourism industry.”

    What an arsehole. The Koh Phangan police are responsible for many years of damaging the image of Koh Phangan because they are the Mafia partners of all criminal groups and do nothing to stop crime and they do not protect the normal people from noise and crime. Everybody knows that!

    • Anonymous says:

      Where is sympathy and concern for the poor dead girl. The Police are only interested in how this will damage the islands image and of course if less tourists then they cannot make their corruption money on false cannabis sting operations and getting 50,000 baht or more from tourists who they arrest using a ‘false’ female lawyer they bring in to the jail.

      If you get arrested pay NO MONEY to the Phangan Police or their ‘Lawyer’ – they must send you to Koh Samui Police Station anyways so wait until you are there to organise a lawyer.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Danny Hall is still missing from 25th February 2008 Full Moon Party.

    Indian Tourist murdered at Drop In bar March 2008.

    Israli Tourist murdered at Drop In bar March 2007.

    April 2008 Two British tourists attacked with Hammer by Swedish drug users/dealers working in System Bogelet bar.

    Non of these cases has come to court or prosecution.

    The Koh Phangan Police are a DISGRACE – they are totally corrupt and involved in cover-up’s. The Haadrin Business Association is run by local mafia who work with the corrupt Police.

    The Thai newspapers, BBC, CNN and Tourism Authority of Thailand should all be investigating what is happening with the Authorities on Koh Phangan.

    I advise everyone reading this to email or contact as many news media groups or Thai Authorities (Bangkok Police, TAT) to ask for an investigation into this corrupt island.

    Something has to be done – another rape and dead body … how many more will there be until something is done.

    • Anonymous says:

      Amazing Thailand…. is excelling itself once again. Too many tourists are being murdered or “falling off balconies”….it is difficult for embassies to get involved, they are hosts in a foreig land, but avoidance of this Land of Scams is the only way this country will ever learn (if ever)… RIP to the deceased and condolances to the injured parties.

      • Anonymous says:

        Heard it happened after a party in Thong Sala at the house of some Thai tattooist. Alot of drink and drugs were taken … I saw Thai Police been there today. They have arrested someone.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The Tattoo Club boys are a bunch of criminals … but they are originally from Phuket … I wonder why they had to leave Phuket and can not go back there …

    • Anonymous says:

      thes torists come to pangan and meet bad thai people but think they are so cool and real. these are not real thai they are assholes and criminals and tourist islands do not have many real thais and the ones you meet just want your money or sex. there will always be dead people because they meet the wrong thais. stay private and be a tourist and stop to try and be cool. youcanl die.

      • Anonymous says:

        what you say is true, i’ve met both sides, but how can you say that she tried to be cool ? astrid was tourist she stayed quite private and just met the wrong people, but she never tried to BE COOL

        • Anonymous says:

          This thread and the other are wayyy off track now, consider the title of the thread and try to respect that… :( PATIHAN

          • Anonymous says:

            I have a few comments:

            First of all, why does the reporting journalist hate koh Pha-ngan so much? If you dont like this place, why are you a journalist here? Just leave the Drug Crazed Madness Island if thats how you feel about it – you can never report anything with any objectivity if that is your feeling here…

            Secondly, Astrid never tried to be cool in any respect – she was always herself completely – often to the chagrin of her peers – she grew up in a drum and bass culture and carried that sensibility into her adulthood. So many people have alot of respect for her – she is a strong individual and definitely not someone who would do anything to be perceived as cool…

            Condolences to all who know her and care for her – wherever she might be dancing right now…Take care Astrid…

            • Anonymous says:

              In my opinion this”KPG-hating” journalist is the only one who dares to put FACTS on the table:
              Massive corruption, abusive use of all kind of drugs, endless crimes, too many people who forgot their education when coming here, … we don’t need to go into details. I think he is loving KPG and its remaining local population. And that’s why he tries to open the eyes of so many blind. Living on KPG for many years he witnesses the change day by day, a change to the worse. Actually, i find his job rather remarkably, despite all the greediness and corruption on KPG.
              Back to the dead german tourist: does anybody know if there were any drugs involved in this murder case?

            • Anonymous says:

              “First of all, why does the reporting journalist hate koh Pha-ngan so much?”

              you can read the virtuel mind ????????????

              “why are you a journalist here?”

              who is the journalist? Only you are a JOURNALIST!

              “she grew up in a drum and bass culture and carried that sensibility into her adulthood”
              where is the SENSIBILITY in the Drum & BASS

    • Anonymous says:

      How would you know?

  5. Anonymous says:

    I agree – people who write on this site raising the bad things that are going on this island do it beacuse they LOVE this Island and dont want it destroyed – dont u get it. It is being destroyed because of idiot tourists, idiot bad assed thais, corrupt police, local mafai – so they write about it to try and get the island improved.

    • Anonymous says:

      i know one thing for sure, astrid had nothing to do with drugs she did not like people drugged out of their mind but maybe there are some drugs involved with those tattoo boys we’ll never know

      • Anonymous says:

        I agree, if these things weren’t reported, people would carry on going and staying on KPG with their rose tinted glasses on! I remember telling two groups of girls not to make joints on the beach at the time of the full moon…(or any other time for that matter) – They told me to F**k off… I later watched them getting caught later that day! As for this thread, keep it on track guys!!! RIP ASTRID! PATIHAN

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  7. me says:

    She wasn’t RAPED!!!! what happened to her was 1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000% her fault, she pushed the tattoo guy to the limits that even you in that situation would have done worst…. people should know the truth behind this before raising they voice, she was in love with the guy who accidentally killed her, she stormed inside of the tattoo shop when we all wore sitting there taking her T-shirt off and showing her breast and yelling that why he doesn’t like her breast!!! i am a live witness was there the whole time till she made the thai guy very very angry though he was so polite and embarrassed and he told her to leave but she didnt leave she was just yelling and yelling and showing her breasts and demanding him out of the shop and he went towards beach side and than didnt see them again and next morning we heard the news and the room mate of that guy told us he came back shaking saying he was trying to shake her as she was jumping and yelling at him and he just did something and she feel down and he left and given him self to police. this story is 100% acurate u can ask the people who live on the island and know her for long time and know the guy who did it for a long time.

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