Phuket Crime: Dokset DNA results show human skull hit with heavy object

PHUKET: Preliminary results from forensics tests conducted on remains found at the home of Norwegian Stein Dokset have found that they are those of a human female. They have yet to be confirmed as those of Rungnapa Suktong, however, the Phuket Gazette has been told.

The remains were found in the locked basement bathroom at Mr Dokset’s luxury villa in Kata when police raided the home on February 28.

Mr Dokset has already told police the remains are those of the late Ms Rungnapa, his girlfriend of six years, who he confessed to “accidentally” killing in a fit of jealous rage.

The murder allegedly ensued after the Norwegian discovered Mrs Rungnapa was seeing another man, a Patong policeman.

However, according to Parichat Sriraksa – a cousin of the late Mrs Rungnapa – at the time of Mrs Rungnapa’s death she was already married to the policeman.

Chalong Police Deputy Superintendent Chaowalit Petchsripia told the Gazette yesterday, “The initial findings from the forensics investigation report that a skull fragment found among the remains showed signs of having been hit with a hard object.”

“We are expecting to receive the full forensics report from the Medical Sciences Center in Surat Thani next week,” Lt Col Chaowalit said.

Mr Dokset, who has been denied police bail, is being held at Phuket Provincial Prison.

He faces charges of murder, concealing his victim’s body, and illegal possession of a firearm.

— Chaiyot Yongcharoenchai

Phuket News

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