Young Myanmar Woman Found Dead on Koh Samui Beach
KOH SAMUI – Pol Lt Col Pongkachorn Pluamsoot has reported that the body of a Myanmar woman, aged 25-30 years old, was found dead at a viewpoint on Koh Samui Monday morning.
According to the Samui Times, Police and medical personnel found the body after being called to rocky seaside open ground on Thaweerat Pakdee Road in Bophut area about 9.30am
Bophut police investigator Pol Lt Col Pongkachorn Pluamsoot said the woman’s body was found lying face-up, with her mouth and nose sealed by several layers of duct tape. She was partially undressed but there was no evidence of rape, pair of orange high heels were also recovered from the scene of her murder.
Authorities said the Myanmar woman had been working on Samui island for only about a week and they suspect her ex-boyfriend, also from Myanmar, might have been involved. Her name was not released.
They told the press at least two people were involved in her death, given that they found two pairs of rubber gloves and a number of cigarette butts at the scene.
It was believed the victim had been dead for at least four hours before her body was discovered.
Pol Lt Col Pongkachorn said suffocation might be the cause of death. It appeared her attackers had intended to rape the woman and that she resisted and screamed for help and they used the duct tape to quiet her. They apparently fled after discovering she had died, he added.