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Bodies of murdered Phrae couple found,

Post by Nereus » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:24 pm

Bodies of murdered Phrae couple found, 3 men confess

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PHRAE: Police have found the bodies of a British millionaire and his Thai wife after three men confessed to their murder and claimed her elder brother paid them 50,000 baht to kill them.

Police detained the trio in Wang Chin district on Monday. After hours of intense interrogation, they admitted to having colluded in killing Alan Hogg, a 64-year-old retiree, and his wife Nod Suddaen, 61, at the couple’s home in Muang district.

The suspects, whose names were not released, implicated Warut Satchakit, Ms Nod's brother, in the double murder, claiming he paid them 50,000 baht to do it,
They first shot dead Hogg, in front of a duck pen on the property, and then used a hammer to beat Nod, 61 to death in front of the garage

They said Mr Warut had taken the bodies away to bury in the victims’ garden.

Their bodies were found buried beside a creek running through their large property in Muang district on Tuesday, according to media reports.
They were found lying next to each other in a hole about two metres deep.

Police and rescue workers had previously dug up the spot, where a small backhoe was found parked next to freshly turned soil, but found nothing.
On Tuesday, they dug deeper. Two pairs of shoes were found before the bodies were uncovered.

The couple had been together for over 10 years and they had bought more than 100 rai of land in tambon Chor Hae, which they farmed. They had built a large, well-appointed house

They were reported missing from their house in Muang district last Thursday by a friend who said they had not replied to messages or phone calls since Tuesday, when they were supposed to have met up in Chiang Mai.

Investigators found out their white pickup truck was also missing.
Police later arrested Mr Warut after CCTV footage showed him entering the couple’s home and driving away in the pickup.

Mr Warut denied any involvement in their disappearance. He was charged with theft of the vehicle and released after relatives posted bail of 100,000 baht.

Police were again searching for him.

Earlier on Monday, Pol Maj Gen Poonsap Prasertsak, chief of Provincial Police Region 6, said the investigation had progressed after the missing pickup truck was found in Ayutthaya. Everything would be clear in a few days, he added.

Pol Maj Gen Sanpat Prabpudsa, chief of Phrae police, said the truck was impounded in Ayutthaya on Sunday, and returned to Phra That Hor Chor Hae police station, near the couple's home, for forensic examination.

Investigators learned the truck had been bought from a Thai couple by a Lao man. The sellers and buyer agreed to meet in Sri Samrong district in Sukhothai to close the deal on Friday.

The Lao man then drove it to Ayutthaya on business. When he learned from media reports that police were looking for the vehicle he turned it over to police on Sunday, Pol Maj Gen Sanpat said.

He and the two sellers were then taken to Phra That Chor Hae police station, near the missing couple's home in Phrae, for interrogation.
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Re: Bodies of murdered Phrae couple found,

Post by Nereus » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:21 am

An update on this report. I guess that Hogg is not an uncommon name in Scotland, but I think that I may have known this victims brother / family. I have a connection with Phrae, but do not recall this poor victim in the time that I have spent there. The circumstances need to be noted, as this is not the first time this type of murder has occurred in Thailand. RIP victims.
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Victim's brother 'ordered hit' in Phrae

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PHRAE: Police unearthed the bodies of a British millionaire and his Thai wife buried on their own property Tuesday morning after the arrest of three men including the dead woman's brother, who confessed to the killings and paying friends 50,000 baht to help.

Police detained the three suspects including Warut Satchakit, the elder brother of the murdered woman.
After hours of interrogation, the three men admitted to colluding in the murder of Scotsman Alan Hogg, a 64-year-old retiree, and his wife Nod Suddaen, 61, at the couple's home in the central district of this northern province.

The suspects who allegedly confessed included Warut Satchakit, Nod's brother. All three reportedly agreed he had planned the killings. The other two men were local friends of Mr Warut, police said.

The three told officers they shot and killed Hogg in front of a duck pen on his property and then used a spanner to club and beat Nod to death in front of the garage. Warut reportedly killed her while one of the other men held the small woman.

They said Mr Warut subsequently took the bodies away to bury them in the victims' garden.
Mr Warut reportedly told investigators that the dead couple had repeatedly criticised him and "he got tired of it" and planned their deaths.

The corpses were found next to each other in a hole about 2 metres deep beside a creek running through their large property in Muang district, police said.
Police and rescue workers had previously dug there after a small backhoe was found parked next to freshly turned soil but had found nothing.

A deeper dig Tuesday turned up two pairs of shoes before the bodies were uncovered, police said.

The couple had been together for many years and had bought more than 100 rai of land in tambon Chor Hae, which they farmed. They had built a large and well-appointed house.

They were reported missing in Muang district last Thursday by a friend who said they had not replied to messages or phone calls since the previous Tuesday, when they were supposed to have met up in Chiang Mai. Investigators found their white pickup truck was also missing.

Police later arrested Mr Warut after CCTV footage showed him entering the couple's home and driving away in the pickup but he denied any involvement in their disappearance.

He was charged with theft of the vehicle and released on bail of 100,000 baht.

Police said on Monday the pickup had been located in Ayutthaya and was being sent for a forensic examination.
Investigators said the truck had been purchased last Friday from a Thai couple by a man from Laos, who contacted police as soon as news reports of the couple's disappearance emerged.

Editor's note: This story has been updated to account for the arrest of Mr Warut, brother of the dead woman and alleged mastermind of the murder plan.
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Re: Bodies of murdered Phrae couple found,

Post by oakdale160 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:46 am

Difficult to understand how the forensic examination of the truck can have any bearing on the shooting and hammer assault by hired killers.
Probably they will find that the husband killed his wife then committed suicide.

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Re: Bodies of murdered Phrae couple found,

Post by handdrummer » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:00 am

oakdale160 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:46 am
Difficult to understand how the forensic examination of the truck can have any bearing on the shooting and hammer assault by hired killers.
Probably they will find that the husband killed his wife then committed suicide.
Why would he kill her with a hammer, then shoot himself? Why not shoot her and himself?

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Re: Bodies of murdered Phrae couple found,

Post by Big Boy » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:02 am

oakdale160 wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:46 am
Difficult to understand how the forensic examination of the truck can have any bearing on the shooting and hammer assault by hired killers.
Probably they will find that the husband killed his wife then committed suicide.
How naive oakdale - you obviously need further indoctrination into Thai policing. Ist rule, is the crime couldn't have been committed by a Thai (there are no bad Thais). Then they've just introduced a bye the bye comment.......
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Re: Bodies of murdered Phrae couple found,

Post by Nereus » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:58 am

All three suspects charged with murder of Brit, Thai wife

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PHRAE: Three men, including the suspected mastermind, involved in the murder of a British retiree and his Thai wife in this northern province have been charged with premeditated murder. The suspects include the wife’s elder brother.

Pia Khamsai, aka “Sua Thong’’, 63, and Kittipong Khamwan, 24, both from Wang Chin district, were arrested on Monday. They admitted to having colluded in the killing of Alan Hogg, the 64-year-old retiree, and his wife Nod Suddaen, 61, at the couple’s home in Muang district.

The duo implicated Warut Satchaikit, Nod’s elder brother, in the double murder. Mr Warut was caught today, said Pol Lt Gen Poonsap Prasertsak, commander of Provincial Police Region 5, during a media conference on Tuesday.
The three suspects have been charged with colluding in the premeditated murder.

Police found the bodies of the couple Tuesday morning after Mr Pia and Mr Kittipong confessed to the murder and claimed the wife's elder brother paid them 50,000 baht to kill them. The couple went missing on Sept 18.

Their bodies were found buried two metres deep near a creek running through their large property in Muang district after the excavation on the previous day of 1m deep found nothing, said Pol Lt Gen Poonsap.

Relatives of the couple identified the bodies, which were later sent to Phrae Hospital for post-mortem examinations.
Police further interrogated Mr Pia and Mr Kittipong. Mr Pia confessed he had used a shotgun to shoot Mr Hogg in the chest while the victim was going to feed his ducks. The Briton died on the spot.

The two suspects accused Mr Warut of colluding in killing his younger sister. Mr Kittipong had reportedly held the woman while Mr Warut allegedly hit her head with a wrench he took from her garage until she died.

The three suspects then took the bodies to their land plot near the creek. They then used a backhoe Mr Hogg used for farming to dig a hole and bury them.

After that, Mr Warut drove the two other suspects to Wang Chin district in the same province and gave them 50,000 baht. Mr Warut then returned to Muang district to take the couple’s Ford pickup truck for sale, said Pol Lt Gen Poonsap.

During the interrogation, all but Mr Warut confessed to the charges, said Pol Lt Gen Poonsap.

According to the police, Mr Warut had persuaded his younger sister and her husband to live in Thailand so she could stay close to relatives. The couple had initially planned to live in Spain. But after that, he and the couple had frequently quarrelled and Nod often sided with her husband, antagonising her brother.

He denied killing them but police suspected the growing resentment might have been the motive.
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Re: Bodies of murdered Phrae couple found,

Post by kendo » Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:53 pm

R.I.P Allan and Nod not too unfamiliar story in Thailand nothing surprises me.
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