KRABI: Cheree Joy Cobcroft, 24, an Australian tourist, was brutally murdered in Krabi on Friday. Her body was found naked, hanging by a belt from a tree in the woods behind the Kaew Krowararam temple in Krabi Town. Her clothing and personal belongings were scattered on the ground below her. Police estimate the murder occurred between 6:00 am and 1:30 pm. Forensics experts are attempting to determine if she had been raped. According to Pol Sub Lt Yoottapong Yongstar of the Phuket tourist police, a witness reported that two men were involved, one with long hair and the other with short hair like a soldier or someone who had just finished serving as a monk. Ms Cobcroft arrived in Bangkok on December 13 and went directly to Krabi where she was staying at a guest house opposite the Krabi Town District Office.
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