Man Murdered and Body Burned in Suthep Sub-district

 | Tue 8 Apr 2014 14:27 ICT

CityNews – At 7:30 a.m. on April 7th, Phuping Police were notified about a body found behind Sai Lom Loy Cemetery in Tambon Suthep, Chiang Mai. An initial investigation led police to think the victim had been murdered and later burned.

Pol.Col. Aksorn Wong-Yai, Phuping Police Commander, crime scene investigation, a medical examiner and Chiang Mai Rescue went to the field behind the cemetery where they found the body of a Thai man with short hair whose face and torso showed impact injuries, and whose body had been partly burned.

The officials found an amulet, a piece of paper with a phone number written on it, and a wallet with National ID belonging to Soontorn Taweekingphet (35) of Amphur Pangmapha, Mae Hong Son.

Police think Soontorn was murdered the previous night and his body was taken to the scene and burned. Passersby found the body in the morning then notified the police. The investigation unit is now following the leads from evidence collected from the body.