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Accused took drugs before raping and killing German backpacker

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23 year old Ronnakorn Romruen, a rubbish collector, arrested for raping and murdering a German tourist over the weekend, has told police that he consumed drugs before meeting the woman on her rented motorcycle on Koh Sichang.

He allegedly killed German backpacker Miriam Beelte aged 27 (some news outlets reports she was 26). According to his confession, he took her to a remote spot, raped her and beat her to death with a rock.

The body of the 27 year old German female was found by another tourist on Sunday night buried under leaves.

Koh Sichang is in the Gulf of Thailand, north west of Pattaya.

Investigating Pol Col Krissana Pattanacharoen reported to the media today that “she was badly beaten on her face and skull”.

The German tourist entered Thailand on March 23.

Police claim that the suspect told them he feared that the woman would notify the police so he used a rock to hit her around the head and face. He was arrested a few hours later at his home still wearing blood-stained clothes.

He has now been charged with pre-meditated murder. Police say he also admitted taking drugs before committing the crime, although the police report does not specify the type of drug.

 

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