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From Pattaya News


Thai police found the body of a missing South Korean man in a plastic barrel filled with cement in a reservoir in Pattaya, following an investigation into a kidnapping and ransom case.

The victim, identified by Thai police as Mr. Eui Jong Roh, 34, had been missing since May 7th after his mother received a ransom demand of 3 million baht from his kidnappers. The kidnappers threatened to kill, dismember, and sell Mr. Roh’s organs on the black market if the ransom was not paid by May 8th.

Thai police began an investigation and interrogated the victim’s Thai wife (name withheld for her safety) and learned that the wife met Mr. Roh for the last time on May 2nd at a pub in the RCA area in Bangkok. After reviewing CCTV footage on May 3rd, police found two Korean men accosting and forcefully taking Mr. Roh into a car around 2 AM. It was found that the car in question was a rental car. They then headed towards Pattaya before changing to a new rental vehicle, a pickup truck, and rented accommodation near the Mapprachan Reservoir.

On May 4th around 9 PM, CCTV footage captured the pickup truck leaving the accommodation with a black sheet covering its bed. Thai police found that the suspects had previously bought a plastic barrel from a local store. The truck then arrived at the Mapprachan Reservoir where the body of Mr. Roh stuffed in the barrel was abandoned in the water.

The body of the victim was discovered on May 11th by Pattaya police. Authorities then interrogated a local store owner, 31-year-old Ms. Nitaya Janprung, who revealed that on May 3rd, a foreigner arrived at her shop in a four-door white pickup truck to buy a large plastic barrel, two rolls of nylon ropes, and scissors.

The man did not show any signs of suspicion. CCTV cameras were able to clearly record him.

An autopsy is being conducted to determine the exact cause of Mr. Roh’s death. Police are investigating and have not yet made any arrests.

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13 hours ago, KeepItReal said:

Who? 🤔

I guess your too young to remember A touch of Frost on BBC/ABC 

Even though they do replay it every Friday night 

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Back to the old American days of the concrete overcoat! They always say the old ways are best! Where are you Jimmy Hoffa!

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From Thai PBS World

Changwon, South Korea – A South Korean wanted in Thailand for his alleged involvement in the murder of a South Korean tourist in Pattaya has been arrested, the Yonhap news agency reported on Monday.

The suspect was apprehended at his residence on Sunday evening and placed under emergency arrest, Yonhap cited the Gyeongnam Provincial Police Agency.

Police had been tracing the whereabouts of the suspect, who is one of three South Koreans suspected of kidnapping and murdering a South Korean national in Pattaya.

Thai police discovered the victim’s body inside a black plastic container filled with cement in a reservoir in Pattaya on May 11, after his mother received a warning from an unknown individual that her son would be killed if a ransom was not paid.

South Korean police confirmed that one of the three suspects had returned to his home country from Thailand.

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From Thai PBS World

Find Thai woman's body in Taiwan

The remains of a Thai woman, who is believed to have been murdered, was discovered on Friday in a wooded area in the port city of Keelung, on the north-eastern coast of Taiwan.

According to a TVBS report, the victim sent a message to her boyfriend from her cell phone, asking him for help. The boyfriend and his friends managed to identify the location from where the message was sent and found the victim’s body in a ravine in a mountainous wooded area. They alerted the local police.

Police found a cigarette butt at a public toilet, about 300 metres from the victim’s body. They suspect that the victim and her assailant might have engaged in a heated quarrel before the woman was stabbed several times and pushed into the 10-metre deep ravine.

According to the latest Taiwanese media reports, police have already taken a suspect into custody.

The victim’s aunt, Duangporn Changlek, told the media in Si That district of Udon Thani yesterday that her niece had obtained a three-month visa and travelled to Taiwan to work in a traditional massage parlour. After the expiry of the visa, she continued to work there illegally because of the good pay, enabling her to send home 4,000-7,000 baht a month for her children.

She also said that her niece recently told her by phone that she had secured a new job as a domestic worker, but her employer was tough and barely allowed her to take rest. She added that she had advised her to find a new job.

The victim’s mother, Pong-ampai Koptemanee, meanwhile, told the media that she talked with her daughter one day before she received a call from her daughter’s friends, informing her that her daughter had committed suicide. While shocked, she did not believe that her daughter was dead until she learned of it in the media.


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