Interpol to be contacted over murder suspect

KAMALA: Police have applied to the Governor of Phuket for an arrest warrant for Walter Ober Lener, 39, who is wanted in connection with the November 13 murder of his 21-year-old Thai girlfriend, Waraporn Tawaetwong. “The Chief of Kathu District has sent a request to the Governor which, once signed, will authorize us to notify Interpol that Lener is a fugitive wanted for murder,” said Pol Col Paween Pongsirin, the superintendent of Kathu Police Station. He added that the police had received information that Lener is now hiding in either Germany or Switzerland. K. Waraporn’s body was found in the house she shared with Lener. Her neck had been broken and she had been sexually mutilated. In the house, officers also found a letter purportedly written by Lener and dated the day of the murder, in which he confessed to killing his girlfriend.

Phuket News

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