British 'body in suitcase killer' arrested in Spain

British 'body in suitcase killer' arrested in Spain

Shane Looker was photographed at immigration when he entered Thailand in late 2014. He reportedly fled the country via the Malaysian border after Laxami's butchered body was found in November of that year. (Photo via Royal Thai Police)
Shane Looker was photographed at immigration when he entered Thailand in late 2014. He reportedly fled the country via the Malaysian border after Laxami's butchered body was found in November of that year. (Photo via Royal Thai Police)

Officers of the Guardia Civil in Ibiza, Spain, have detained a 46-year-old Briton wanted by Thai police for the grisly murder of a woman in 2014.

Shane Kenneth Looker, 47, was being held by Spanish police who will await extradition papers from Thai authorities, the Euro Weekly News reported early Friday.

He is wanted in connection with the murder and butchery of bar girl Laxami "Pook" Manochat, reportedly his girlfriend.

Her dismembered body was discovered stuffed into a suitcase and floating in the Mae Klong River in Kanchanaburi on Nov 13, 2014.

Thai authorities issued an international arrest warrant through Interpol for Mr Looker, after he was identified on CCTV as leaving a bar on Sukhumvit Road on Nov 1.

It was the last time she was seen before her body was discovered.

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