A married Chinese couple was tied up, placed inside suitcases and thrown into a river while still alive in Thailand.
Mr. Jun and his wife Ms. Bing had rented three villas with 13 Chinese tourists in Pattaya. Other groups already returned to China.
A fisherman named Suthon Thapthan first discovered the suitcase. He said that he thought the suitcase was loaded with fishes and it was hard to open. But when he opened it a man’s body was found inside it.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Jittipol Polponprueksa said they were examining the murder and preparing two arrest warrants.
When the police asked the villagers about the murder they told the police that they saw a car on Monday. They also heard the sound of at least two heavy objects dropped into the river.
Police believed that the bodies were thrown from a nearby bridge. They had located the vehicle and when they asked the driver he said that his passenger dropped four bags into the river in different locations.
Officials also found the bloodstain and signs of fighting in the rented villas of the couple.
The driver of the car said: “I was contacted through the car company to drive for a group of Chinese tourists. When I arrived at the house there were four Chinese people who started loading five suitcases onto the car and I noticed two of them were heavier than the rest.”
“I was told to deliver them to Tak province. However, when we were at Kamphaeng Phet I was ordered to stop. They unloaded one suitcase and threw it into the river, then they did the same thing later,” he added.
Police have launched an investigation and running tests of fingerprints and also checked the CCTV footage.
They believe at least four people are involved in the alleged murder of the Chinese tourist and the disappearance of his wife. They suspect she was also murdered.
Police found the body of a man who was identified as Jun. They are searching for Jun’s wife who was identified as Bing.