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German’s dead body left at clinic

German’s dead body left at clinic

The body of a German national was dumped outside a medical clinic in Phnom Penh on Sunday, with four unidentified people reportedly fleeing the scene after initially trying to help her when she collapsed in the street.

According Phnom Penh Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Khlok Chhom Peng, police reported Tanja Wethekam, 60, had been walking alone in Chamkarmon district when witnesses said she appeared to become dizzy and fell down.

Four people in a black car then reportedly put her into their vehicle and took her to the nearby Mekong Hospital Polyclinic. The four left her on the pavement outside the clinic at around 4:15 pm, where she was found dead.

“The forensic investigation found she had died of a heart attack,” Peng said, adding that her body had been taken to Phnom Penh’s Khmer-Soviet Friendship Hospital.

A tuk-tuk driver parked outside the clinic, who declined to give his name, yesterday said the car’s driver was a white male, though he did not see any of the other passengers.

The German Embassy yesterday referred all questions to the ambassador, who could not be reached.

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