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Police chief Sanit Mahathavorn said Sunday that police still do not know the identity of the body found in the freezer during the raid on the alleged passport forgers in Sukhumvit Soi 56 on Friday.
Speaking after a meeting of police Sunday he said that comparisons made with photos of missing foreign nationals have failed to turn up a match and that the corpse “may not be French as some news sources have reported”.
Police are still waiting on a full forensic examination of the remains that were cut up into several pieces and deposited in the padlocked freezer.
That freezer is now believed to have come from Ekamai (Sukhumvit 63) Soi 12 and been moved to Soi 56. That kind of freezer is not produced anymore and police suspect it was bought second hand, reported tnamcot.
An inspection of an address in Ekamai is believed to be underway.
Meanwhile experts attached to the US embassy are helping Thai police with the identification process and Sanit said that there would be an update this afternoon.
The man named as Peter Andrew Colter is thought to be the ringleader of the operation but that name contained within a passport is believed to be false.
According to the passport he had been coming and going for five years.
The business premises in Soi 56, Bang Jak, Phrakhanong, where the raid took place Friday and a tourist policeman was shot, was rented by James Douglas Eger, one of the suspects.
It had been rented in August 2015 for the purposes of business, said police.
Illegal chemicals found in the raid were believed to be used in fake passport production.
Thai Visa / tnamcot