Connect with us

Phuket

Phuket murder suspect caught after wife uses victim’s phone

Legacy Phuket Gazette

Published

 on 

PHUKET: The killer of a man found dumped by the side of a road in Rawai last month was collared when his wife was spotted using the victim’s mobile telephone.

The body of Anuwat Kathong, 25, was found wrapped in a blanket by the side of a road in Rawai just after midnight on July 4 (story here).

“The victim had the mobile with him when he disappeared,” Phuket Provincial Police Deputy Commander Arun Kaewvatee told a press conference yesterday.

As they questioned Anuwat’s friends, police settled on Isara “Dol” Phantip, 25, as a prime suspect because witnesses said his wife was using Mr Anuwat’s telephone, Col Arun explained.

“He also moved from Rawai to Rassada during the investigation, and we believed he was trying to hide from us,” Col Arun added.

“We found his new address, got an arrest warrant and picked him up this morning while he was walking near his soi in Rassada.

“Mr Isara confessed that he murdered Mr Anuwat over a drug deal gone bad. He said that they had met on July 2 in Mr Anuwat’s room in Rawai to try to settle their conflict.

“They couldn’t make up, their fight escalated, and Mr Isara hit Mr Anuwat on the head with a glass bottle, then used a piece of iron wire to strangle him,” Col Arun reported.

“When Mr Anuwat was dead, he wrapped his body in a blanket and hid it behind his house. The next night at about 10pm, he borrowed a sidecar from his neighbor to dump the body in Soi Saiyuan 17, about two kilometers from his room, where it was discovered a few hours later.

“Mr Isara also confessed that he gave Mr Anuwat’s phone to his wife and sold his gold necklace, worth about 5,000 baht, to a gold shop,” Col Arun said.

“We’ve charged him with premeditated murder and theft,” stated Col Arun.

And because the crime involved drugs, we are now investigating the drug network, he added.

— Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand10 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Phuket resort land encroachment case; OnlyFans arrest calls for reform| Sep 27

Thailand11 hours ago

Monday Covid Update: 10,288 new cases; provincial totals

Guides11 hours ago

Local resturants you can’t miss when travelling to Ayutthaya

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)12 hours ago

Thailand reduces quarantine to 7 days for fully vaccinated arrivals from October

World13 hours ago

Australian official suggests borders may re-open by Christmas

Thailand13 hours ago

Gilligan’s Island, Farangs, Grammar and Onlyfans | Thaiger Bites | Ep. 26

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Guides13 hours ago

Travel hacks for a stress-free holiday in Thailand

Thailand13 hours ago

Consumer complaints hotline targets rip-off shopkeepers

Thailand13 hours ago

Phuket Car rental business says gang rented cars and then sold them off

Guides13 hours ago

A guide to Doi Inthanon National Park

Bangkok13 hours ago

Curfew shortened, Bangkok spas, gyms, cinemas can re-open from October

Tourism14 hours ago

TAT pushes for Indonesia, Malaysia to be added to approved list for Phuket sandbox

World14 hours ago

Powerful earthquake strikes near the Phillippines main island

Guides14 hours ago

Top business and investment opportunities in Thailand

Thailand15 hours ago

OnlyFans arrest sparks calls for reform of prostitution and pornography laws

Thailand2 weeks ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism7 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending