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“Billy” murder case sees 70% progress

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The investigation into the murder of Mr Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, leader of the Karen people at Pong Luek-Bang Kloi village, has progressed by more than 70 percent. The authorities are examining the bone found inside an oil drum under the suspension bridge at Kaeng Krachan National Park. It is expected to take two weeks before the results of scientific tests are known.


After a meeting to follow up on the murder case of Mr. Porlajee, Police Lieutenant Colonel Kornrawach Panpraphakorn, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), disclosed that the DSI is trying to finish the investigation by December 3, 2019, and it has to be very careful. At this time, there are 5-6 working groups searching for Mr Porlajee’s lost belongings including a motorcycle, a camera and a backpack, while also interrogating witnesses, searching for other relevant witnesses and collecting information in areas under investigation. No additional summons has been issued.

Twenty bone fragments were found at the crime scene but only eight of them have been examined. The process takes longer than tissue examination. It is expected to take two weeks for the results to be known.

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will submit its documents on the investigation into the operations of park officials, related to negligence under Section 157, to the DSI in two weeks.

NNT Thailand

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