Teen girl's body dumped in pond
- Published: 18/12/2012 at 03:14 PM
- Online news:
NAKHON SI THAMMARAT - The body of a 16 year-old schoolgirl was found dumped in a pond near a rubber plantation in Thung Song district on Tuesday, reports said.
Police and medical units responding to calls found the girl's body, wearing only her underwear. She had been strangled to death, police said.
There were several wounds, caused by a hard object, to her head, face and body.
Police found her school uniform, and marks on the ground extending for about 100 metres showing she had been dragged to the pond by her killer.
Her parents told police that her boyfriend, a 17 year-old boy, was last seen with her.
They had contacted her friends, who confirmed that the boy picked their daughter up from school and said she had not been seen since, until her body was found.
The boyfriend’s apartment, which is not far from the crime scene, was locked and his phone had been disconnected when police tried to contact him.
There were also signs of a struggle at the apartment and the track of a body being dragged from the doorstep to the rubber plantation.
According to the police, neighbours reported hearing raised voices coming from the apartment in the middle of the night before the body was found.
Police have since traced the missing boyfriend. He is the prime suspect.
The name of the victim and the suspect were withheld because they are both minors.
Police said the girl's body has been sent for post mortem examination, and expected the results would help identify the murderer.
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