UPDATE: Another South Korean Kidnapping and Murder Suspect Arrested in Cambodia

Pattaya —

Another suspect in the gruesome kidnapping and murder case of a South Korean man in Pattaya was arrested by Cambodian authorities on May 14th.

First our previous story:

South Korean police have arrested one of the suspects in their home country in connection with the brutal kidnapping and murder of a South Korean man whose body was found dumped in a Pattaya reservoir.

Now for our update:

Pol. Maj. Gen. Noppasin Poolsawat, deputy commander of the Thai Metropolitan Police Bureau, provided an update on the case of the murder of 34-year-old South Korean national Mr. Eui Jong Roh on Tuesday. Mr. Roh was found stuffed in a concrete-filled barrel and dumped in a reservoir in Pattaya last weekend.

According to Pol. Maj. Gen. Noppasin, Cambodian police apprehended another suspect in the incident, identified as Mr. Lee Yong Jin, at a residence in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Tuesday. Mr. Lee is currently undergoing the process of extradition to South Korea.

Mr. Lee was the second suspect following the arrest of his alleged accomplice, Mr. Lee Roun, in South Korea on Sunday. Roun has denied all charges, Yong Jin has yet to issue a statement or plea.

Additionally, Pol. Maj. Gen. Noppasin revealed that the identity of the body found in the barrel has been firmly confirmed as Mr. Eui Jong Roh. His sister, who identified the body, confirmed the identity based on the distinctive scars on his left and right eyebrows, a scar on his left leg, and a mole on his back.

Forensic doctors have also confirmed the identity of the deceased through DNA testing, which matched the DNA of the victim with that of his father. An official report is expected to be released today.

Thai police are awaiting the official results to proceed with requesting official arrest warrants for the three South Korean suspects, officially identified as Lee Roun, Lee Yong Jin, and Kim Hyung Kwan, who remains at large and likely in a nearby South Asian country. They face charges of premeditated murder, unlawful detention, and concealment of a corpse.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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