The victim's head and decapitated body were found Tuesday in a hut in a plantation in Narathiwat province. Police found at least two handwritten notes next to the body, saying the beheading was in revenge for the recent deaths of Muslim protesters in Thai custody.
Eighty-seven Muslim protesters were killed last month when police broke up a riot in Narathiwat province. Seventy-eight of the victims died after being crammed for hours into police trucks.
Monday, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said he was ready to do anything to stop the violence in southern Thailand.
Some of this information provided by Reuters and AP.