American woman wanted for man slaughter arrested in Krabi
Phuket tourist police have arrested an American woman who is wanted in the United States on charge of man slaughter.
Deputy Tourist Police Division chief Pol Col Supaset Chokchai told a press conference at the Phuket Tourist Police head office at 5 pm Wednesday that Kelly Lynn Miller, 36, was arrested in Krabi on Tuesday.
Supaset said police found out that Miller had been living in Thailand for six years without visa because she was on the run after she was charged with having fatally hit an American with her vehicle.
Supaset said Phuket tourist police have been alerted by the US embassy that Miller has been living in the kingdom without proper travelling document and visa.
The Phuket tourist police later found out that Miller was living on Koh Lanta in Krabi. The Phuket rushed to the island and found her at the car park of a bungalow.
Police asked her to show her travelling document but she had none so she was arrested and taken to the Phuket Tourist Police head office.
Miller admitted that she arrived at Bangkok on a flight in January 2009. She then visited Koh Phagnan in Surat Thani and Koh Lanta in Krabi without seeking to extend her visa, which expired six years ago.
She said she had no passport because her passport had been cancelled by the US government after she jumped bail in the man slaughter case.
She said she had been hiding in Surat Thani and Krabi for fear that she would be caught having no travelling document and would be deported.