Police believe body in barrel in reservoir is of abducted Korean man

Police believe body in barrel in reservoir is of abducted Korean man

Death linked to medications, two suspects identified

Police believe body in barrel in reservoir is of abducted Korean man
On Saturday evening, divers in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung neighborhood recovered a large plastic barrel from the Map Prachan reservoir. ( Photo: Chaiyot Pupattanapong )

A 200 liter cylinder filled with concrete, according to police in Chonburi, has a human body inside it, which they believe was the body of a Korean man abducted by two Asian suspects last week.

On Saturday evening, divers discovered the large, dark plastic cylinder with the body inside at the Map Prachan reservoir’s bed in Chon Buri’s Bang Laung district.

According to Pol Maj Gen Noppasil Phoonsawat, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau ( MPB), Roh Eui Jong, 34, a Korean man who has been missing since May 3, and other investigators confirmed on Saturday night that the body may be that of him. But authorities need confirmation because all the murderer’s fingertips had been cut off, apparently to render his identification tough, they added.

After a man called her brother’s LINE range that morning, his mother, who was in South Korea, requested assistance from the North Korean ambassador in Bangkok on Tuesday. The guest demanded 3 million baht, saying that he would die if the payment was n’t received by Wednesday. The woman who answered the phone claimed her boy dumped illegal drugs into a river after she gave it to him.

The MPB intervened in the case with Chon Buri officers after the Bangkok ambassador received the problem at the Khlong Tan police station.

Police tracked the LINE contact and found that it&nbsp, originated in Bang Lamung.

On April 30, Mr. Roh entered Thailand. Researchers did not reveal where he had traveled.

His Thai woman reported to the police that they had been drinking at a club in the RCA clubbing area on May 2. When they emerged around &nbsp, 2am&nbsp, the next day, he was taken away by two female Koreans.

The vehicle was driven to a rented home in Bang Lamung on May 3 after the police looked at the CCTV images. The property was located around three&nbsp, kilometres&nbsp, from the pond.

The suspects also rented a bright pickup truck from a light pickup truck, according to CCTV footage, and were then seen purchasing a barrel from a plastic warehouse about one kilometer away from the crime scene.

Shop user Nittaya Chanprung told police a stranger in a bright delivery vehicle bought a large plastic chamber, polyester ropes&nbsp, and&nbsp, scissors on May 3. The buyer was quiet and did not seem to be acting strangely, she said. She gave the suspect the report to the investigators after she was captured on her protection camera.

According to Pol Maj Gen Noppasil, the officers were aware of the identities of the two hostages. One of them left the country on Thursday, while the other is still at significant in Thailand.