Family alleges Taiwan employer killed woman to steal her gold
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Family alleges Taiwan employer killed woman to steal her gold

The family of a woman murdered in Taiwan believes her employer is responsible for her death in an attempt to steal her gold.

Taiwanese police on Monday informed the Thailand Trade and Economic Office in Taiwan about the woman's death after her body was found on a mountain near Ta Wulun in Keelung on Saturday.

The dead woman was identified as Sudtida Saensaeng, 32, from Udon Thani.

According to Sudtida's family, she was the mother of two boys who had travelled to Taiwan to work as a traditional Thai masseuse.

Sudtida was recently hired by a new employer she found on the internet less than a month ago to do housework with a salary of 35,000 baht per month.

Duangporn Changlek, the victim's aunt, said Sudtida had a phone conversation with her family in Thailand on the day she was murdered.

Sudtida told them that her female employer would be tagging along with her on a night trip to the mountain to collect vegetables.

The aunt believes it was the employer's plan to lure Sudtida to the mountain so they could rob her.

The victim was found, allegedly beaten to death, with her body thrown off a cliff.

Her aunt believes the motive for the killing sprung from an earlier argument between her niece and the employer about house chores and that the employer wanted to steal her 2.45 ounces of gold.

The victim's aunt also denied a rumour that Sudtida was killed by her elder sister.

The deceased's mother will fly to Taiwan to attend her daughter's funeral and bring her ashes back home.

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