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Pregnant woman’s brother asks police to track down killer


THE OLDER brother of a woman who was five-month pregnant with twins when she was murdered together with her husband in Taiwan travelled to meet Pol. Gen. Weerachon Boonthawee, deputy chief of Provincial Police Region 5, to ask for justice and the tracking down of the suspect, Sanook.com said today (June 13).

Mr. Yingyot Sae Li, 38, said his sister, Ms. Potjanee Sae Li, or Ami, and his brother-in-law were killed by Mr. Santi (surname withheld) who was very close to the family as they had all grown up together in the same village.

He added that local residents had told him after fleeing to Thailand from Taiwan Santi had been seen in his hometown at Baan Mai Nong Bua, Nong Bua subdistrict, Chai Prakan district, Chiang Mai province.

However as this was not confirmed he urged police to investigate further and track him down.

Yingyot added that his sister was very close to Santi and after she had obtained a scholarship to study in Taiwan at the age of 17 and finally obtained Taiwanese citizenship, Santi followed her there two years ago.

Such was the close bond between the two of them that she allowed Santi to quarantine in her house before he took up his job and he even had the code to the front door while able to borrow gold chains to wear and it seemed certain they did business together.

Yingyot also mentioned that he last spoke to his sister on June 8 when she said over the phone that Santi had told them that Taiwanese workers had stolen 700,000 baht and 15-baht weight in gold. After that she did not contact him again.

He added that his sister’s funeral is being held in Taiwan on June 16 after which the ashes will be flown back for a ceremony here.

The Crime Suppression Division and the Chai Prakan police investigation unit went to the Ban Mai Nong Bua area to track down Santi and gather clues this afternoon.


Top: The murdered couple.

Front Page: Rear view of Santi, the murder suspect. Photo: Sanook.com

Also read: Thailand asked to help arrest suspect in murder of Thai couple in Taiwan


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