Pregnant woman found murdered in Khao Sok identified

PHUKET: The pregnant woman who had been shot three times and dumped in Khao Sok National Park last week has been identified by a neighbor, police say.

“After the news was published, one of her neighbors contacted the Kapong Police and was able to identify her,” said Lt Col Prajak Rodkantuk of the Kapong Police Station.

“Her name was Wipa Phothikamol. She was 23 years old and from Udon Thani, living in a rented house in Surat Thani. According to neighbors, she had a married boyfriend there,” Col Prajak said.

Ms Wipa’s body was found by villagers in Khao Sok National Park last Wednesday (story here).

She had been shot in the head and left shoulder and was wounded in the leg. Police estimate she had been dead about 12 hours when she was found.

A 9mm bullet cartridge was found at the scene.

“After she was identified, police contacted her mother in Udon Thani. Her mother said she could not afford to come down to pick up her daughter’s body, so we are trying to find a way to help out,” he said.

The investigation is ongoing, he said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Kapong Police at 076-499104 or 076-449378, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.

— Saran Mitrarat

Phuket News

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