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Murdered couple identified as Nigerian man, Vietnamese woman

IN A major progress of a murder case where a couple was found buried naked at a community forest in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) province last week police today (August 4) said they have identified them as a Nigerian man and a Vietnamese woman, Sanook.com said.

Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Suchart Teerasawat together with Pol. Lt. Gen. Sompong Chingduang, the head of the Immigration Bureau, flew by helicopter to Korat to follow up on this case and held a meeting with key police units handling the investigation.

After an hour of talks Pol. Gen. Suchart told the team to track down the manufacturer of the silicon found in the woman’s body. 

 This was then traced to an unnamed company that said it was their from their Lot #:19060170 totaling 340 cc and had been sent to Vietnam.

Police then contacted the Vietnamese embassy to check the dead woman’s fingerprints and they later said they matched that of a 33-year-old Vietnamese woman.

The fingerprints of the deceased man were also examined with results showing that they matched that of a 38-year-old Nigerian man.

Police continue to work on cracking this brutal murder case.


Mugshots of the murdered couple overlaid on a picture of the spot in Korat forest where they were buried. Photo: Sanook.com

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