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.