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Two Women Detained in Tachileik, Myanmar Over Gruesome Killing of Karaoke Bar Receptionist



Relatives and friends of murder victim Warisara Klinjui, 22,burst into tears while waiting for updates from police investigators. - Photo Jakkrapan Nathanri

CHIANG RAI – Myanmar police in Tachileik that borders Mae Sai, Chiang Rai have detained two women suspected of being involved in the killing of a 22-year-old Warisara Klinjui whose body was severed into two pieces and buried in a wooded area in Khon Kaen province last week.

Piyanuch Nonwangchai, 24, and Kavita Rachada, 26, are due to be handed over to Thai police at a checkpoint connecting Tachileik with Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district.

Both women were detained as they were working at an entertainment venue in Tachileik.


Police are also hunting for a man and a woman named as Wasin and Jidara (both family names are unknown) for being involved in the killing of Warisara.

A provincial Court has issued arrest warrants on five suspects including Piyanuch, Kavita, Wasin and Jidara.

Warisara’s body was cut into two parts reportedly to fit into a water tank which was buried in a forest area.

Immigration police in Nong Khai province have intensified their screening to prevent the suspects from fleeing to Laos.

Police earlier said that the evidence is clear that the suspects allegedly picked up Warisara from her apartment and had an argument. Information obtained by police suggested the group planned to kill her over a personal grudge that possibly involved illegal drugs.

Police have questioned a large number of people since the body was discovered, including the victim’s husband Sakchai Bahtthemdee, a construction contractor, and several of Warisara’s female “tomboy” friends.

Possible motives included robbery and jealousy stemming from a personal relationship, police say

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