British Man Sought for Murder of Phnom Penh WomanDecember 30, 2013
Monday, 30 December 2013 2:42 pm
Phnom Penh: The body of a Cambodian woman was discovered under the bed of a room at the Bolina Palace Hotel, located at 8 – 9 -10 B, Street 154, Psar Tmey 3 Commune, Daun Penh District. An English tourist who had been renting the room where the body was found is being sought for her murder.
The discovery was made in the early afternoon of the 29th of December, 2013, when suspicious staff at the hotel used a spare key to enter the room, where they found the body thrust under the bed.
The 2 staff members who made the discovery told police that a British national named ‘Green Stuatiajames’ (Stuart James Green?), a 48 year old male, holding passport 107259199, with a Cambodian visa entry date stamped 19th June, 2013 had starting renting room 309 on the 3rd floor from the 25th of December, 2013.
At 1:00 pm, after he had possession of the room, they had seen a female, identified as the victim, go up to the room.
On the 28th of December, at 11:45 pm, the British national had come downstairs alone and asked staff for his passport back because he needed to withdraw money from the bank to pay for his room. Once he was given back his passport, the British man did not return.
At 1:30 pm on the 29th of December, 2013, staff, whose suspicions were aroused, used a spare key to check his room, where they found the dead woman.
The victim was found naked and an examination revealed several slash marks about her throat. Police have not yet been able to identify the victim, who was described as slender, dark-skinned and 1.53 meters in height.’ Police are currently searching for the British national, described as the suspect, but he may already have fled the country.
Police identified the owner of the hotel as ចាប សាយហ៊ាង (Chap Saiheang), a 55 year old Cambodian man.
More details here on the K440 forum.
Khmer news from DAP translated by Porky Pig