Korean interpreter found murdered
PHUKET TOWN: A Korean interpreter was found dead yesterday in a pool of blood at his home in Phuket Villa 3. Pol Maj Thanet Puangmanee of Phuket Town Police Station identified the dead man as Park Ho-Yong. He was found in the kitchen at house number 70/44 Soi Polchareon, Phuket Villa 3, on Chao Fa Nai Road. Krongsit Kamtalob, who called the police, told them that Mr Park had started work on March 1 as an interpreter with Andaman Show Co, which has offices at Chalong Circle. He had moved into his home in Phuket Villa 3 on the same day. He said that the victim had not come to work for two days, so he went to Mr Park’s home at midday yesterday to see if he was alright. He found the house locked. When he looked though the window of the kitchen he saw Mr Park’s body surrounded by blood. An autopsy showed that Mr Park died from a combination of multiple stab wounds to the face, arm, and head, and multiple blows to the head with a blunt instrument. He is estimated to have died at least two days before his body was found. In a closet in the kitchen, investigators found a pair of scissors covered in dried blood. After questioning Mr Park’s Korean friends, police ascertained that on Tuesday the victim had received his salary of 30,000 baht. That money was missing, as was a Malaysian man who worked with Mr Park. The police are treating the case as one of robbery and murder, probably by a person who knew the victim.
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