murder

  • Pattaya

    Jordanian father confesses to throwing his son into sea, Pattaya

    PHOTOS: The Nation / Rai Siam News A Jordanian tourist has told police he tied his son to a pram and threw him into the sea off the Bali Hai pier in Pattaya. The case has horrified Thai readers and drawn violent and emotional responses from social media. The body of the 18 month old boy was found floating in…

  • Phuket

    UPDATE: Arrest warrant issued for Patong taxi driver killer

    An arrest warrant has been issued for the taxi driver who shot dead a fellow driver in Patong yesterday morning. The Patong Police were notified of the incident at 10.20am at a taxi stand on Phra Metta Road in Patong. Read more about yesterday’s daylight murder HERE and an update HERE. The Phuket Provincial Police Investigator Chief Col Akanit Danpitaksard says, “At…

  • South

    72 year old grandmother raped and killed in Chumphon

    PHOTOS: Daily News A Chumphon man returned from a short fishing trip to find that his wife was missing from the house. 72 year old Pornwichai looked everywhere but was unable to locate her. Eventually the family dog Bunnam came running to the house. Pornwichai said to his pet: “Have you seen your mum then?” The dog became agitated and…

  • Chiang Rai

    74 year old German arrested for alleged murder of teenage Thai wife in 2010

    A 74 year old German, accused of stabbing his much younger wife to death, has been arrested after nine years on the run. Siam Rath reports that Heinz Jurgen Theil has been arrested in Chiang Rai province and is now in custody, charged with murder. Police say Theil is accused of stabbing his 17 year old wife, Janjira Jantapool, in…

  • North East

    19 year old mother slashes three year old son’s throat in Yasothon

    WARNING: This story may be shocking to some readers PHOTO: Sanook A 19 year old mother has used a kitchen knife to slash the throat of her three year old son in Yasothon in Thailand’s north-east. Thairath reports that Yasothon Police were notified of the incident at the woman’s lodgings last night at 7 pm. Police and rescue workers arrived…

  • Thailand

    Japanese family asks Thai authorities to raise reward for murder of daughter in 2007

    PHOTO: SBS News Eleven years have passed since the murder of a Japanese woman in Sukhothai province (central Thailand) in 2007 and, with no developments, an existing cash reward for any information leading to an arrest is expected to be raised from 1.6 million to 2 million baht. In 2007, 27 year old Tomoko Kawashita arrived in Thailand alone and headed to…

  • Thailand

    Thai woman arrested for killing German husband in 10 million baht insurance scam

    A Thai woman has been arrested by the Crime Suppression Division for allegedly having planned and murdered her husband with the aid of her Thai lover, to get their hands on a 10 million baht insurance compensation claim back in 2006, 13 years ago. CSD Commander Pol Maj-General Jirapol Phuridej said Angkhana Moshammer (not official spelling) was arrested in front…

  • South

    Couple murdered in Yala. Police believe political motives.

    FILE PHOTO Police are hunting a group of gunmen in Yala after a home invasion and shooting when they shot dead an election candidate and his wife. Investigators suspect political motives at this stage. The couple’s two children narrowly escaped and are the only witnesses to the incident. Warin Saengchan a local politician preparing his campaign to run for office…

  • South

    Suspects are denying involvement in Tuesday’s Songkhla bomb attack

    PHOTOS: The Nation Three suspects, arrested in connection with Tuesday’s murder and car-bomb attack in Songkhla, have denied any involvement in the incidents. Eight border patrol police members, including five women, were injured when a bomb, placed in a pickup truck, exploded at about 5.50am on a rural road near a knockdown structure used by border patrol police. The pickup used…

  • Bangkok

    Thai prison staff sacked for collusion to murder, drugs and smuggling

    PHOTO: Getty Images Six prison officers have been dismissed by the Department of Corrections (DOC) following involvement in a varied and disturbing range of transgressions. Out of the six officers, one was arrested for charges of collusion to commit murder and has been sentenced to life in prison by the Supreme Court. Another was found connected to the smuggling of…

  • Phuket

    Chinese parents present four life insurance policies to Kamala police

    “They believed that Zhang didn’t have money of his own.” Chinese parents have presented four life insurance policies, valued at almost 100 million baht, to Kamala police after their daughter was murdered in Phuket in October. A Chinese man, who allegedly murdered his wife, ‘Xiaojie’ (not her real name), remains in custody at the Phuket Provincial Court. The Kamala Police…

  • Bangkok

    Parents call for police to investigate suspicious death of Muay Thai daughter

    Parents of the World Muay Thai women’s champ, found hanged in her room on Monday, say that they believe her death is suspicious and not suicide. They say, for a start, the rope mark around her nick is too low, believing that this is evidence that she was more likely strangled than hanging herself from the top of the door…

  • Hua Hin

    Former prisoner shoots man’s son as ‘revenge’

    A man, who had recently been released from prison for attempted murder, has shot and killed a man’s son. Police believe the father had ‘dobbed’ him into authorities on a weapon’s charge and was acting as revenge. But the father claims that it was all a misunderstanding and his son was now dead for no reason. Banmuang reports that Petchaburi…

  • Thailand

    Neighborhood quarrel suspected in brutal killing of family

    by Somjit Rungjamrassamee Police are searching for three Burmese suspects in a brutal murder of four people, including a four year old boy and a four month old baby. The four family members, all from Myanmar, are believed to have been killed while they were sleeping on Saturday night. The gruesome killing took place in the border province of Tak…

  • Phuket

    Chinese man murders wife in 143 million baht life-insurance scam

    “…in the months leading up to the trip, Zhang had bought more than a dozen life insurance policies for his wife…” A Chinese husband from Tianjin is alleged to have murdered his wife during a family vacation in Phuket after buying up more than 30 million yuan (US$4.3 million) in life insurance policies in her name. Shanghai.ist reports that the…

  • Thailand

    Frenchman and Thai girlfriend convicted over gruesome murder of Italian expat

    A Thai court has sentenced a French man and his Thai girlfriend to 29 years in jail for the brutal murder of an Italian expat in rural Thailand. Thaivisa is reporting that 34 year old Amaury Rigaux and 38 year old Rujira Eiumlamai admitted murdering 61 year old Giuseppe de Stefani in January this year. Read the original report about…

  • Hua Hin

    Murdered Bangkok woman found in Hua Hin

    by Wimon Thabkhong and Apichat Hongsakul The body of a 39 year old Bangkok woman, with multiple stab wounds in the neck, has been discovered stuffed in a large plastic box in the toilet of a rented house in Hua Hin district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province today (Sunday). The woman, who doctors estimate has been dead for three days before the…

  • South

    ‘Romantic conflicts’ suspected in murder of Chinese woman

    A 28 year old Chinese woman, found dead at the Ton Nga Chang waterfall in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district on September 20, is suspected to have been murdered by a male compatriot and two accomplices. This revelation from the Deputy Tourist Police Bureau Commissioner Pol Maj-General Surachate Hakparn today. Police suspect a romantic conflict as a motive for the murder…

  • South

    Chinese woman’s death at a Hat Yai waterfall is now a murder investigation

    An investigation into the mysterious death of a Chinese woman at a waterfall in near Hat Yai has now become an official murder investigation. A Chinese man has emerged as a prime suspect and Thai police also seeking evidence in China and working with Chinese police. Tourist Police Division’s deputy commander Pol Maj-General Surachate Hakparn says that he was soon…

  • South

    Suspect questioned in alleged waterfall murder in Hat Yai

    PHOTO: Sanook An investigation into the death of 28 year old Chinese tourist Lei Jiang at the Tone Nga Chang falls in Hat Yai in Thailand’s south has turned up some fresh evidence. A rock that may have been used as a murder weapon, as well as possible bloodstains, have been found in the area. While an accident or suicide has…

  • Chiang Mai

    Greed unravelled the trio’s grisly plot – Phrae double murder

    PHOTO: Alan and Nod receive the keys to their new pick-up truck. The bodies of 64 year old Alan Hogg and his 61 year old wife, Nod Suddaen, wee unearthed yesterday morning following a short investigation where greed brought the plot unstuck for the killers. After a few hours of interrogation three men admitted to collusion in the plot to…

  • Chiang Mai

    Bodies of missing British man and Thai wife found buried in garden in Phrae

    The bodies of a missing British man (earlier reported as Australian) and his Thai wife have been found buried in the garden of their home in Phrae, northern Thailand. 64 year old Alan Hogg from Scotland, and his Thai wife, 61 year old Nott Suddaen, were reported missing from their home in the Phrae province last Thursday. A weekend report…