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Arrest made in forest murder

A man who robbed and killed his girlfriend over a month ago was sent to Takeo provincial court yesterday, said the provincial deputy police chief.

The suspect, Sun Then, a farmer at Takeo’s Prachea village, was arrested on January 1 and charged with murder, said Soun Thon, the provincial deputy police chief.

He was arrested after several pieces of evidence, including the victim’s SIM card, were collected at the murder site in the village forest.

“The evidence, attached to the victim’s ID card, was left behind [at the crime scene] after he murdered her,” said Cheng Chantrea, the Tramkak police deputy chief.

Police used the victim’s SIM card to inspect her call history.

Her relatives told the police that the victim was involved in a relationship with the suspect.

She was found in the forest on December 27 by villagers. She had been missing since December 1.

The suspect confessed to killing the victim after she refused to live with him, said Cheng.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kim Sarom at



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