Corpse with phone charger tied around neck dumped in pond in northern Thailand

A murder investigation has been launched in Phayao province, northern Thailand after a woman’s corpse was found floating face down in a pond yesterday. Police suspect she was strangled to death with a phone charger, which was tied around her throat. Her right ankle was tied up with rope.

Officers from Muang Phayao Police Station were called to Village 13 in Tam subdistrict, Mueang district, yesterday after locals discovered the body of a woman dumped in a pond. Police said the woman was covered head-to-toe in wounds. Police estimated that she died three to five days ago.

Police have not yet identified the woman and asked the public to please contact them if any female family members are missing. Police say she had fair skin, was wearing black trousers, was 150-155 centimetres tall and estimated to be 25 – 35 years old.

Police say it is likely that the murder took place elsewhere and the murderer attempted to conceal the body by dumping it in the remote pond.

The woman’s body has been taken to Phayao Hospital for an autopsy to be carried out.

Mueang Phayao Police Officers say they will work quickly to find and arrest the woman’s murderer.


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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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