After a woman’s corpse wrapped in a yellow blanket was found dumped at a landfill site in Prachin Buri province in central Thailand yesterday, police uncovered important CCTV footage of the murderer transporting her body via motorbike.
Police believe the murder to be a result of a love triangle.
At 4.39am on January 27, a man is pictured driving out of an apartment block on a Honda Icon motorbike transporting a slumped figure wrapped in a yellow blanket.
Officers from Rabo Phai Police Station identified the deceased wrapped in the yellow blanket as 37 year old Kotchaphon “Aew” Kumprasit.
Using the CCTV footage and eyewitness statements, police identified the murderer as 34 year old Pisanu “Boy” [surnname withheld], who works as a security guard at a factory in Si Maha Phot district.
Police said that in 2015, Boy was found guilty of “robbery causing others to die” and went to prison. He was released on August 13, 2021.
CCTV footage reveals that at 7.10pm on January 26, 2023, Aew – wearing a black shirt and jeans – rode a green Yamaha Fino motorbike to Boy’s apartment.
At 7.49pm, Aew exited the room and drove away on the Fino. At 9.13pm, CCTV captures Boy riding out of the apartments on an orange and yellow Honda Icon.
At 9.25pm, both Boy and Aew returned to the apartment on their bikes.
At 4.39am, Boy is seen transporting Aew’s lifeless body on the motorbike and heading toward the landfill site to dump her there.
Police say the murder looks like the result of a love triangle. Police say that Aew had a girlfriend (who they described as a “tomboy”) of 12 years and is suspected of having an affair with Boy.
Police think that Boy grew jealous as Aew did not separate from her girlfriend despite the affair until finally murdering her on Monday night, tying her up and dumping her body in an attempt to conceal the crime.
Prachin Buri Police are tracking the suspect, who they believe is on the run. Police said they have evidence that Boy travelled to Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province to hide out.
ORIGINAL STORY: Woman’s dead body tied up and dumped at la andfill site in central Thailand
Police launched a murder investigation today after a rubbish collector discovered the decaying body of a woman wrapped in a blanket and tied up with rope at a landfill site in Prachin Buri province in central Thailand.
Officers at Rabo Phai Police Station were informed today that someone found a body wrapped in a blanket at the landfill site in Si Maha Phot District.
About 8 metres above the ground, a woman’s body was found wrapped in a yellow blanket and tied up tightly with rope.
A rubbish collector, O, said she found the yellow blanket at the landfill site on Monday. However, she thought nothing of it as she thought maybe locals had wrapped a dead dog’s body and dumped it.
Today, O reported that dogs were pulling at a blanket and upon inspection, a strong odour was detected. To her surprise, upon untying the rope, she discovered a woman’s decaying body. O promptly notified the police.
Chief of Prachin Buri Provincial Police Force, Maj. Gen. Winai Nucha, said police believe the woman was murdered around five days ago.
The woman’s wrists were tied up with rope, but no wounds were found anywhere. However, the rotten state of the corpse made it difficult for police to identify the cause of death.
Officers said the landfill site is far away from any community and can be accessed via Prachin Buri and Chachoengsao province.
It is believed the murderer visited the site before dumping the body to scope out the landfill site.
Police collected samples which will be sent to the Forensic Institute for investigation.
The woman’s remains will undergo an autopsy and DNA testing at the hospital.
Police are working on identifying the woman and potential suspects.
Last month, a Thai man allegedly strangled his ex-wife to death and dumped her body on the side of the road in Chaiyaphum province in northeast Thailand.
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