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Australian man abducted from Pattaya found dead

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Former Hells Angel member Wayne Rodney Schneider has been found dead in Sattahip district Chonburi Province. Security guards outside his Jomtien Park Villa home in Pattaya saw the man being beaten and abducted by five Wayne Rodney Schneidermasked men in the early hours of Monday morning. His body was found buried 2 meters under a bush at the side of the road between Viharn Sien Chinese temple and Khao Chichan hill.

Police in Chonburi said the discovery was made they located the pickup truck the men used with GPS tracking systems. When they checked the hired trucks GPS they found it had stopped for two hours from 7am on Monday morning in the location where the body was found. A team of police found tyre tracks and an area where the soil had been freshly dug. When they dug down they found a naked, tattooed body with a cut on the left eyebrow and a broken neck.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald Mr Schneider has had a turbulent history in Australia where in 2007 he was for 18 months on NSW’s “most wanted” list over the shooting of a bouncer in the knee cap outside the Sapphire Suite nightclub in Kings Cross in 2006. He surrendered to police and denied he was among a group of eight men claiming to be Hells Angels who tried to force their way into the club.

The charges were dropped in 2010.

In 2009, NSW police confiscated more than $200,000 in betting chips and plaques from Melbourne’s Crown Casino when they intercepted Mr Schneider in a vehicle in Sydney.

Police claimed the chips were suspected to be the proceeds of a crime. But Mr Schneider told police he won the chips in a big-punting spree with other Hells Angels at the casino’s exclusive high roller rooms.

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