Stolen Motorbike Recovered as Police Hunt Teachers Murderer
A motorbike stolen by the prime suspect in the murder of two teachers in Rayong has been found in Chon Buri. Meanwhile the Police have intensified their hunt for their killer.
Investigators from seized the Ducati motorbike from the a shop in tambon Na Pa in Chon Buri, Thai media reported.
The bike belonged to Arocha Supanith, 33, and also his wife Preeyaporn Pian-ngam, 33, both teacher at the same school. They were found dead with multiple stab wounds at their home in a housing estate in Rayong on Thursday afternoon.
Officers were questioning the owner and employees of the Chon Buri bike shop to find out whether they were linked to suspect Supakrit Sujasee. Alo is they had any information about him.
As the manhunt continued, police found clues indicating that the suspect was near Don Mueang airport, Daily News Online reported.
A warrant has been issued for Supakrit, 22, of Saraphi district in Chiang Mai, on charges of premeditated murder and theft.
Suspect Road Away on Teachers Motorbike
Police had examined CCTV footage which showed the suspect entering the teachers’ house and later riding away on the motorbike. The suspect had contacted Arocha via Facebook about buying the bike.
The suspect reportedly went to the couple’s home and pretended to negotiate a price before killing them. Police found signs of a struggle inside the house. After the killing, he dragged the bodies upstairs and placed them near each other.
Police who arrived at the scene found a handwritten note in Thai on the front door of the house. It read, “Go away wherever you want. Do not come to disturb me anymore. Pack your clothes and go. Ask your younger brother to return my vehicle.” Police kept the note for forensic testing.
It is believed that the suspect posted the note because he wanted people to believe that a dispute between the husband and wife had led to violence.
Inside, police also found many items scattered over the first floor, bloodstains and a fruit knife. The couple were found in an upstairs room, dead on the floor in a pool of blood.
Both were teachers at the same School
Both had stab wounds to the body. The wife also had a severe knife wound to her head, and her husband had knife wounds to his throat.
The bodies were found by a female relative called by teachers at the school who had been unable to contact the couple when they failed to appear at work.
The victims’ colleagues said the note was not written by either of them. They were also very familiar with their handwriting.
Chonlathorn Charoenphol, 60, foster mother to the dead man, said Arocha had been addicted to online football gambling. Over the past two years he had often come to her house asking for help.
She had paid his gambling debts on several occasions, and told him to stay away from gambling. He promised, and also said he would sell his big bike to pay off his debts, Ms Chonlathorn said.
Investigators learned that Arocha had also put an advertisement online to sell their motorbike for 600,000 baht.
The couple earlier filed a complaint with Rayong police because they had also been threatened by a gambling operator over unpaid debts.
Assumption College Rayong on Friday posted a message on its website to express condolences to the families of the two teachers.
Below: An advertisement offering a motorbike for sale for 600,000 baht was posted on the Facebook page of the Arocha Supanith. – Bangkok Post