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Murder prompts search

Banteay Meanchey authorities are looking for a man suspected of killing and robbing his girlfriend, who was found dead in a Sisophon town guesthouse on Saturday.

Phoeung Mansoeng, chief of the Banteay Meanchey crime office, said that they were searching Sisophon for the suspect involved in the killing of Bun Soviet, 40.

He declined to reveal the identity of the suspect “since the authorities are chasing after him”.

Siv Socheat, Sisophon town police chief, said that according to Soviet’s family, she had been romantically involved with the suspect for a year and usually met him at the guesthouse.

They had rented a room on Friday. Soviet was found lying dead on the bed at about 12pm the next day. Her motorbike and other belongings were missing.

An autopsy revealed signs of strangling on the victim’s neck and authorities suspect that a pillow was also used to suffocate the victim.

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