A POLISH man whose girlfriend was found dead at a condo on Charoen Rat road yesterday (May 15) was arrested while attempting to cross over to Cambodia last night with a taxi driver accusing the suspect of trying to hire him to help dismember her body for 1,500 baht, Sanook.com said.
Pol. Maj. Gen. Noppasin Poolsawat, head of investigation at Metropolitan Police Bureau, had alerted Sa Kaeo provincial police and military unit about the fleeing suspect, identified as Mr.Lagoda Filippow, and he was stopped from crossing over to Cambodia at Klong Luek border checkpoint.
The body of the unidentified 27-year-old Ukrainian woman was found in the condo unit with sharp wounds on the neck and shoulder and left wrist cut off. A saw was lying next to her body.
The condo management told police that the deceased woman and her 25-year-old Polish boyfriend had come to Thailand on a holiday and rented this unit on April 29, 2023.
Pol. Col. Watit Rojanapaitoon, superintendent of Wat Phraya Krai police station, questioned the cabbie who picked up the suspect at the condo, only identified as Mr. Surachai, 56, at 6.30 p.m. yesterday.
He told police that the suspect had used Google translate to instruct him to take him to a casino so he took him to two of them but it turned out there was a mistake in translation.
He then took him to a friend who drives a tuk-tuk and through him found out that the suspect had killed his girlfriend and wanted to find someone to help dismember her body and destroy it for 1,500 baht.
Asked why he killed her, the Polish man just smiled, Surachai said.
Surachai added that he then left the Polish man and went back to the condo and alerted the guard to call the police.
A surveillance camera on Sathorn road showed that the suspect had after that hailed another taxi and was heading for Mo Chit bus terminal. With police certain he was heading for the Thai-Cambodian border they alerted Sa Kaeo police and military unit.
Top: The Polish suspect after his arrest.
Insert: Surachai’s taxi.
Below and Front Page: The suspect waiting for a taxi. All photos: Sanook.com
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