Fingerprint clue in tourist’s murder

PATONG : Police are to compare a fingerprint thought to belong to the murderer of a 61-year-old Swiss tourist with prints of the staff of the hotel where she was staying.

Jeanette Sager was found dead in room 208 of the Horizon Beach Resort Hotel on December 7. Police believe she was killed when she returned from the hotel pool and disturbed someone in the process of burglarizing her room.

Kathu Police Station superintendent Pol Col Teeraphol Thipcharoen said investigators supected the murderer may be a member of staff who had copied the key to Ms Sager’s room, but officers are also trying to trace another suspect, a young man seen with Ms Sager before she died.

Col Teeraphol added, “We don’t know how much money was stolen, but we don’t think it was very much because Ms Sager’s friend told us she usually used credit cards rather than cash.”

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