A Polish man has allegedly murdered a Ukrainian woman and dismembered her by cutting apart her body with a saw at a condominium in Bangkok.
Update 11:00 P.M., May 15th, 2023: The suspect was arrested attempting to cross the border at the Ban Khlong Luek border checkpoint, Aranyaprathet District, Sa Kaeo Province. He remains in custody and under interrogation as of press time.
The Wat Phraya Krai Police told TPN media that they were notified of the horrific incident at a condominium in Bang Kho Laem on Monday (May 15th).
Law enforcement arrived at the room in question on the 32nd floor of the condo, whose name was withheld by police, to find the body of a 27-year-old Ukrainian woman lying on the bed (TPN media is withholding her name pending embassy and family notification). Her body was reportedly cut into multiple parts and a saw was found left in her mutilated remains, said Wat Phraya Krai police.
She was estimated to have been deceased for 24-hours, said a Thai medical examiner. Her body was discovered when an unidentified condo security guard observed the suspect rushing to leave the building with luggage without the woman, who he had previously been seen with daily since late April. The guard found this suspicious and juristic officials gained access to the horrific scene in the condo.
The prime suspect was identified by Major General Noppasin Poolsawat, Deputy Commissioner of the Thai Police, as a 25-year-old Polish man, Lagoda Filippo, who fled after allegedly murdering the Ukrainian woman and remains at large as of press time. The suspect had been renting the room since April 29th.
Relevant Thai law enforcement is reportedly pursing multiple leads to attempt to track down the suspect. Initially, however, it is believed that the suspect hired a taxi from Bangkok to Sa Kaeo for 1,500 baht and may have or may be planning to enter Cambodia via a porous land border.
Cambodian authorities have also been informed and are on the lookout for the suspect.
This is a developing story and further details will be added as they are released by police and investigators.