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Children's protector dies

Will Capell, 31, a key member of Sihanoukville organizations involved in protecting

children from sexual abuse and exploitation, died at a Sihanoukville guesthouse on

Monday, August 2.

Police chief Daung Saroeun said Capell died of a heart attack in Ngy Chai guesthouse.

Associates said he had consumed excessive alcohol and drugs.

Capell was born in Champaign, Illinois in 1973. He was a founding member of M'lop

Tapang and was on the informal advisory boards of the Starfish Project and the Sihanoukville

Response Network. He was an active fund-raiser and occasional volunteer for Starfish.

He owned the Casablanca Bookshop and was in the process of selling it at the time

of his death.

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