Around breakfast time on Wednesday, 28 Feb, police in Kep were actively searching for a foreign suspect in the gruesome murder of a Cambodian masseuse the night before at the crab market.
At around 8 PM on 27 Feb, American Shawn Daniel Sanchez entered Lyda Massage Khmer for a second time in as many days, requesting a massage from the same woman as before. Things took a drastic turn in the room, with Sanchez now being accused of the murder and attempted rape of the woman.
Sanchez had been staying at Kep Bay in Kep, and The Columns in Kampot. He was apprehended in Kampot Wednesday morning at around 10 AM, 14 hours after the murder took place.
The victim, Luch Kean, 27, leaves behind a husband and an eight-month-old daughter.
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