A 'tug-of-love' with deadly consequences
Oswald Duvel wound up half-naked and shot to death on the side of a road near Bangkok. It was an ignominious fate for a well-liked and respected businessman _ and an end that those closest to him say came about thanks to his devotion to his son and determination to be a part of his life
Fifty-year-old South African businessman Oswald Duvel was highly respected, intelligent, generous, successful and well liked by the many friends he'd made in Thailand.
LOOKING FOR ANSWERS:Hercules Duvel with his son after the press conference in Bangkok.
To those who knew him, his life should never have ended the way it did. His burly body was discovered next to a partially dug grave in the foothills of Saraburi province 80km north of Bangkok on Sept 30. He was wearing only his underpants and a wristwatch and had been killed by three shots to the back of the head.
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