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Manhunt for Phuket maid murderer | Thaiger

PHUKET: Police say they know the identity of the man who stabbed a house maid to death at a luxury home Thalang last week and expect to make an arrest “soon”.

The murder was reported to Tah Chat Chai Police on Thursday night by 50-year-old Khwanjai Aroonjareornkul, owner of the luxury home near the border to Sirinath National Park where the victim was found.

Ms Khwanjai is also the owner of a well-known apartment block in Phuket Town, Thai Rath reported.

Tha Chat Chai Police Superintendent Sakchai Limchareon said three of four CCTV security cameras at the residence caught images of the killer, including the moment at 6pm when he calmly slashed the throat of 43-year-old Sunee Premprasert and left her for dead.

The man then rummaged around the home in search of valuables to steal. Finding none, he left empty-handed.

The suspect is described the as Thai man in his early thirties, about 165-170cm in height and with a mustache.

He was wearing a long-sleeved, light blue shirt, jeans and white canvas shoes at the time of the attack, which was accomplished by scaling an electric fence next to the victim’s living quarters.

Police have released still images of the suspect to other police stations, but there have been no arrests so far.

They declined to release more information for fear of jeopardizing the investigation, but said they expect to make an arrest “soon”.

— Nation Breaking News (Thai)

 

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