Fugitive homicide suspect nabbed after 15 years hiding as grilled meatball vendor in northeast Thailand

A fugitive homicide suspect, who had been on the run for 15 years, was arrested in Surin province for a murder case dating again to 2008. The suspect Preecha, who had been working a grilled meatball stall whereas in hiding, was apprehended at his residence in Sri Khoraphum district, Surin, on orders from the Provincial Police Region 5.
The case that put Preecha on the police radar happened on October 21, 2008, when a girl working at a karaoke bar in Chiang Mai was murdered. The victim’s body was found three days later, dumped in a urea bag on the roadside near an entrance to a mill on a hill in Ban Pong, Hang Dong district, Chiang Mai.
Investigations led police to the 45 year outdated Preecha and two different males, who had allegedly invited the victim for a drink after work. An altercation ensued which resulted in the woman’s dying. The trio then allegedly stuffed the physique in a urea bag and discarded it along the Hang Dong-Samoeng Road earlier than dispersing to evade arrest.
After years in hiding, Preecha was discovered dwelling with his spouse in Surin, the place he had been making a residing by promoting grilled meatballs. During interrogation, Preecha admitted to being current on the scene and serving to his pals get rid of the physique however denied committing the homicide.
The fugitive murder suspect was handed over to Hang Dong Police Station for further proceedings. Preecha was listed as the 118th suspect on the National Police Office’s most needed record for this 12 months, with a bounty of 100,000 baht on his head reported KhaoSod.
Recently, a teenage couple was apprehended for the homicide of a Thai man alongside a street close to an irrigation canal in Chiang Mai’s northern province. Shh! confessed to the crime, asserting it was an act of self-defence. Read more in regards to the case HERE.
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