POLICE are gearing up to ask Pattaya Provincial Court to issue arrest warrants for two Germans and a Pakistani in the brutal murder of a German real estate businessman who disappeared in Chonburi last week and whose dismembered body was found in a freezer placed at a house in this same province last night, Naewna newspaper said this afternoon (July 11).
Mr. Hans-Peter Mack, 62, disappeared after driving from his house at a housing estate in Nong Prue subdistrict, Bang Lamung district, around noon on July 4 to go meet a foreign broker at Jomtien beach to discuss the purchase of a land plot on Koh Samui worth hundreds of millions baht.
Police investigating his disappearance found his dismembered body in a freezer at a house in Chokchai Garden Home 1 estate. The body had been cut up into 13 parts separately placed in black plastic bags and put into this freezer which was plugged in at a bedroom. His head had deep wounds showing he had been hit several times. His body parts were sent to the Institute of Forensic Medicine for autopsy.
Police were able to find his body after surveillance a camera clip showed that an unloaded black Toyota pickup truck belonging to a German man, only identified as Mr. Olof, 52, had gone into Ban Plu Villa in Soi Nonghin 5 in this same province. An hour later the vehicle came out with a freezer loaded in the cargo bay and it then went around 160 kilometres to the house in Chokchai Garden Home 1 estate where the freezer was found.
Earlier on July 5 another video clip recorded by a surveillance camera at Chaiyapruek-Sukhumvit intersection showed that at 10.41 a.m. a black Mazda pickup truck carrying a freezer was heading for Chaiyapruek 2 Stadium.
Reporters at Nong Prue police station were told that no arrest warrants had yet been issued in this horrific murder but police investigators were getting ready to ask Pattaya Provincial Court to issue them for three suspects, two of them German and one a Pakistani.
Police are still in the process of gathering evidence and are unable to disclose further details.
Later Mack’s Thai widow Ms. Piraya, or Party, 24, and the younger of his two sons came to this police station and talked to the investigators for 10 minutes before departing. Both looked sad and stressed out with neither answering reporters’ questions.
Top and Front Page: The freezer in which his dismembered body was stored being taken to the Institute of Forensic Medicine.
Below: People mill around the house in Chokchai Garden Home 1 estate where Mr. Hans-Peter Mack’s dismembered body was found in a freezer. Both photos: Matichon