German man stabbed to death in Prachin Buri

German man stabbed to death in Prachin Buri

Forensic police examine a row house in Muang district of Prachin Buri where a German man was found dead with a stab wound to the chest on Wednesday morning. (Photo: Manit Sanubboon)
Forensic police examine a row house in Muang district of Prachin Buri where a German man was found dead with a stab wound to the chest on Wednesday morning. (Photo: Manit Sanubboon)

PRACHIN BURI: A German man, 60, was found dead with a stab wound to the chest inside a rowhouse in Muang district of this eastern Central province on Wednesday morning, police said.

The three-room rowhouse is about 100 metres from Bang Pakong Hotel into Soi Roman Uthit 3 in tambon Na Muang.

In the first room, police and a doctor from Chaophya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital found the body of the German (name withheld) lying face up on a bed, wearing only a pair of shorts. He had been stabbed in the chest, just below the heart.

A fruit knife stained with blood was found near the body.

Nisit Sripoom, 52, a neighbour across the street, said the German man taught English at the Thambrit Mr Paul language institute in Prachin Buri. He had a 19-year-old daughter who was away with her husband in Sukhothai province.

Mr Nisit said the man was frequently visited by his former wife Sriwan Khunmak, 45, the person who discovered the body. 

Mrs Sriwan also told police that although they had parted ways, she continued to visit him regularly. She said he called her on Tuesday, saying his mother had just sent him 40,000 baht from Germany, and asking her to go with him to pick it up. 

When she arrived on Wednesday morning, she said, she discovered his body. 

Police were investigating the murder. The German man's body was sent to the Chaophya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital for an autopsy.


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