New suspect in butchered body case
Police on Wednesday questioned a man suspected of involvement in the murder and butchering of a banker whose dismembered body was found in a plastic bag in a dry canal in Chai Nat province.
- Published: 24/04/2013 at 11:53 AM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Police said they raided four places the victim usually frequented before his death.
His butchered body was found on April 18 and later identified as Kriangkrai Khwan-on, 24, from Bangkok.
Pradit Suwannaphak, 46, a local noodle vendor in Uthai Thani province was taken into custody, after police found blood stained clothes and the dead man's cell phone in his house.
Meanwhile, Chaiyaporn Sai-Eng, a dentist initially suspected to be the killer, has been released from police custody.
Sanit Khwan-on, the dead man's father, had earlier contacted police. He has confirmed that the dismembered body was his son.
Police said the father gave police information about his missing son and a Mitzubishi Mirage car, which was traced to the front of Lat Yao Hospital in Nakhon Sawan.
Police said Kriangkrai was a bank employee in Bangkok. He was gay and had an intimate relationship with another man. A source said jealousy or an intention to steal the assets of the dead man could be motives for the murder.
Police said the limbs had been neatly severed, probably with a chainsaw operated by someone with a good knowledge of anatomy, especially the joints.
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