Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Body in freezer ‘dead for 8 years’

Body in freezer ‘dead for 8 years’

BANGKOK: An elderly Caucasian man, whose dismembered body was found stuffed in a freezer during a police raid on a passport forgery gang’s hideout, is believed to have died about eight years ago, making it difficult to identify him.

crimedeathhomicidepoliceviolence
By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 08:57AM


Bangkok Police Chief Sanit Mahathavorn speaks to reporters during a press conference in Bangkok yesterday (Sept 27). Photo: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Bangkok Police Chief Sanit Mahathavorn speaks to reporters during a press conference in Bangkok yesterday (Sept 27). Photo: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

The body parts were found last Friday (Sept 23) at a shophouse on Sukhumvit Soi 56.

Investigators believe one of the three suspects arrested after the raid bought the freezer in the Rama IV area in 2008, Metropolitan Police Division 5 chief Somprasong Yenthuam said yesterday (Sept 27).

This new piece of information has led authorities to assume the victim died quite some time ago, Maj Gen Somprasong said.

On Monday (Sept 26), Chulalongkorn Hospital’s head of forensic medicine, Udomsak Hoonwijit, said the body parts had been frozen for an extended period.

One of the three suspects, earlier identified as British national Peter Andrew Colter, and reportedly married to a Thai woman, had told police the freezer was moved from his former house on Ekkamai Soi 12 to the shophouse on Sukhumvit Soi 56. Mr Colter said he had no idea what was inside the freezer.

Police found several passports belonging to him with different names, making it difficult to determine exactly where he is from. Police believe he is the gang’s leader and has knowledge about the corpse, Gen Somprasong said. However, the man has been tight-lipped, providing no information about the victim.

His alleged accomplices – Aaron Thomas Gabel and Jame Douglas Eger – have been confirmed by the US embassy in Bangkok to be US nationals.

QSI International School Phuket

Officers have questioned three individuals who moved the freezer from Mr Colter’s former house. However, due to the ongoing investigation, their accounts must remain confidential for the moment, according to police.

Meanwhile, a team of forensic doctors yesterday conducted a new postmortem examination on the body and are expected to share results with officers today (Sept 28), city police chief Sanit Mahathavorn said. Investigators are waiting for complete autopsy findings from the hospital.

The foreign suspects are currently facing multiple charges, including concealing a corpse.

Investigators are gathering evidence to press murder charges, Maj Gen Somprasong.

A source said the victim’s throat was likely slashed before being beheaded. However, he said, officers still need to wait for the autopsy results.

Read original story here.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Govt waives visa fees, not visas, for Chinese, Indian visitors

so which other countries are exempt ? full story please --------------------------------- The MFA...(Read More)


MP Sira warns Governor of Amlo complaint over Phuket condo project

Reading again the word 'fairness' make me puke. That is a word used here for arranging matte...(Read More)


MP Sira warns Governor of Amlo complaint over Phuket condo project

Seems like he has been cut out of the project and is abusing his position over sour grapes. Nothing ...(Read More)


After death threats, Bangkok MP fires up legal action over Phuket condo project

One wonders why a Bangkok MP is sticking his nose into Phuket issues. He clearly didn't get his...(Read More)


After death threats, Bangkok MP fires up legal action over Phuket condo project

Dear K. Cheewapap, Why are you allowing hundreds of rai in the Sirinart Nat'l Forest Reserve al...(Read More)


Three underpasses to close for electrical works

So, no reason given as to why the "metres[sic]" were not installed before the tunnels were...(Read More)


Smith's Ashes run-spree sparks Bradman comparisons

The comparison to Bradman itself is baloney. They never had batting helmets in the old days, bats we...(Read More)


Smith's Ashes run-spree sparks Bradman comparisons

The Captain of the Australian Team IS supposed to be perfect, in regards to not intentionally cheati...(Read More)


Smith's Ashes run-spree sparks Bradman comparisons

It wasn't a mistake by Smith. It was intentional cheating that he as Captain of the Australian t...(Read More)