Thailand murder suspect arrested in South Korea

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A man in his 20s, one of the trio suspected of a gruesome murder, has been apprehended in South Korea. The victim’s body had been discovered encased in concrete within a large plastic container, submerged in the Map Prachan reservoir in Chon Buri, Thailand.

The arrest took place yesterday, May 12, at the suspect’s residence in Gyeongnam province, according to the Gyeongnam Provincial Police Agency, as reported by the Yonhap news agency.

A representative of the police stated that details of the case cannot be disclosed as it is currently under investigation.”

The victim, believed to be 34 year old Roh Eui Jong, was reported missing since May 3, allegedly kidnapped by three Koreans. Even though police are still in the process of confirming the victim’s identity, the initial investigation suggests a connection to the missing person’s case.

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The Map Prachan reservoir, where the body was discovered on Saturday evening by divers, is located in the Bang Lamung district in Chon Buri, a short distance from Pattaya.

Yesterday’s reports indicated that all three suspects had vacated Thailand. While one of them was arrested in South Korea, another is believed to have illegally crossed into Myanmar, with the third suspect thought to have fled to Cambodia.

Gyeongnam province, where the arrest occurred, is located in the southeastern region of South Korea, with Changwon as its capital, reported Bangkok Post.

In related news, a Thai woman was stabbed in a shopping mall car park near Bangkok. Police arrested a Thai man after he stabbed a Thai woman and attempted to rob her in a car park inside the Future Park Rangsit shopping mall in Pathum Thani province, near Bangkok.

Pratunam Chulalongkorn Police Station officers and rescuers rushed to the second floor of the Future Park Rangsit car park building after receiving an alert of the attempted theft and stabbing at around 6pm, May 6.

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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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