Police on Koh Samui have identified the woman whose body was found buried on Lamai Beach on July 3. Investigators believe she was killed.
A gold necklace weighing one baht> (about 15g) might have been the only reason for the murder of the 50-year-old Burmese woman named Lucy after a robbery escalated, officers at Bo Phut Provincial Police Station said. She was killed by a single stab wound to the stomach.
The investigation led by deputy police chief Pol Lt Col Sirichai Kerdsri found out that Ms Lucy had moved to Koh Samui 15 years ago after a relationship with her foreign boyfriend ended. Since then, Ms Lucy had been working as a masseuse on Lamai Beach in Maret subdistrict.
Recordings from nearby surveillance cameras showed Ms Lucy strolling on the beach at 22:00 on Saturday night, Pol Lt Col Sirichai said. “This was the last time we saw her alive.” Police said their main suspect is a man from Myanmar who worked for a jet-ski renter on Lamai Beach.
The man reportedly fled the island after the gruesome discovery of Ms Lucy’s body and might have returned to Myanmar. “We already have alerted immigration police at the border crossing in Mae Sot in Tak province about the suspect,” Pol Lt Col Sirichai said. “We are confident that we find the alleged murderer.”
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