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Home robbers murder Phuket woman

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PHUKET: Two suspects were arrested last night for murdering a woman during a home burglary in Phuket on Saturday.

The body of Ubon Romporee, 49, was found by her 11-year-old son in their home in Pa Khlok Saturday afternoon.

“Ms Ubon had been stabbed multiple times and had her throat cut,” confirmed Thalang Police Superintendent Chanuchan Cholsuwat. “We have arrested two people already. However, at this point, we are not ready to publicly identify them.”

Ms Ubon’s son told police that his mother gave him money to play some games at about 10:30am. When he returned home at about 2pm, he found her body.

“We asked neighbors if they noticed anything unusual, but they weren’t able to provide any useful evidence. However, a number of valuable items, including a gold necklace, ring and bracelet, as well as a laptop and tablet were missing from the house,” explained Col Chanuchan. “A this point, theft is the most likely motive for the killing. However, we are not ruling out other possibilities.”

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Thalang Police immediately.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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