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Foundation suspects darker motive in missing girl’s kidnapping



PHOTO: Darker motives have been suggested in the missing child case of Nong Gina. (via Coconuts)

After a bizarre case where a baby known as Nong Gina disappeared on Monday and was thankfully recovered unharmed yesterday, the suspect later admitted to leaving her at a cave in the forest as a sacrifice to spirits that had spoken to him. Now an organisation that helps find missing people is casting doubt on the story, saying they suspect much more sinister motivations the suspect isn’t admitting.

The Mirror Foundation is an organisation not affiliated with the government that works to aid search efforts for missing people. With its broad experience with missing children, they say that the vast majority of kidnappings like this are motivated by human trafficking or sex crimes.

After several days of intense police interrogation, the 44 year old Burmese man identified as Siew led police to a cave where he said he left the 2 year old as a sacrifice to the spirits of the forest and mountains. He claimed they had spoken to him and asked for a child and that he went into town and spotted Nong Gina unsupervised so he snatched her.

Three days later the missing girl was found in a hut near a cave in the Mae Tang district of Chiang Mai, though one of the rescuers that helped find the baby girl said they had searched that hut on Tuesday around 11 am and did not find her. He believes she was not in the hut for the whole time she was missing.

Police searched with sniffer dogs and drones as well as dozens of rescuers on the ground before the missing child turned up Thursday. The chief of the Detective Department of the Provincial Police Region 5 says that Siew remains in custody but has not been formally charged. They intend to gather more evidence and investigate the case more thoroughly before proceeding.

SOURCE: Coconuts


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