Mystery of ‘silk king’ Jim Thompson’s disappearance finally solved, filmmakers claim

A new documentary is set to stir fresh debate over one of Asia’s most enduring mysteries: what happened to Jim Thompson, Thailand’s legendary silk king.
The former American intelligence officer turned textile tycoon went for a walk in the Malaysian jungle 50 years ago and never returned. Despite a massive search, no trace of Thompson was ever found. One of the most prominent Westerners in Asia simply vanished.
Theories abound: he was killed by a tiger; he got lost and perished in…