South Korean national murdered, encased in concrete in Pattaya

Picture courtesy of Chaiyot Pupattanapong

The perpetrators of a chilling murder in Chon Buri have been partially apprehended, with one suspect confessing to the killing of a fellow South Korean national. The 34 year old victim, Roh Eui-jong, met his demise after being strangled and entombed in concrete inside a barrel by the suspects during a journey to Pattaya.

South Korean authorities detailed the confession of the unnamed suspect, who was previously acquainted with Roh at an entertainment spot in the RCA district. The suspect admitted to spiking Roh’s drink with a sleeping pill and then overpowering him after he awoke and resisted in the car. After the murder, Roh’s body was concealed in a barrel and discarded in Map Prachan reservoir, Bang Lamung district, where it was discovered over the weekend.

Two arrests have been made in connection with the crime, one in Cambodia’s Phnom Penh on May 14 and another in South Korea’s Gyeongnam province on May 12. The third suspect, Kim Hyung-won, is believed to have escaped towards the Myanmar border.

The suspect claimed he befriended Roh at an entertainment venue in the RCA area.

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Khlong Tan police, upon receiving the investigation report from South Korea, have taken custody of the vehicle used in the crime for forensic analysis. The results are anticipated shortly, reported Bangkok Post.

The Southern Bangkok Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for the three suspects on charges of murder, body concealment, illicit confinement, and theft.

In related news, a bone-chilling discovery was made in Chon Buri province when human remains were unearthed by a resident clearing the jungle behind their home. The skeletal fragments including a skull were scattered across the area, have triggered a police investigation as they attempt to identify the deceased and locate any relatives.

Locals alerted the Chon Buri City Police on May 2, about the presence of human remains in an overgrown jungle area behind a residence in Nong Khang Khok subdistrict of Mueng Chon Buri. The response team alongside the Thammarat Munee Rat Foundation’s rescue unit quickly rushed to the scene.

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Mitch Connor

Mitch is a Bangkok resident, having relocated from Southern California, via Florida in 2022. He studied journalism before dropping out of college to teach English in South America. After returning to the US, he spent 4 years working for various online publishers before moving to Thailand.

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