Police officers in Kampong Cham province’s Suong district say they are investigating the dumping of a deceased woman’s body at a rubber plantation.
Khiev Sophey, deputy district police chief, said the incident occurred on Monday afternoon in Muong Riev commune’s Paun village.
According to witnesses, he said, a man drove his motorbike into the forest carrying a female passenger who was foaming at the mouth.
Later that afternoon, villagers found the deceased woman in a rubber plantation. The suspect had already fled the scene and is still at large.
“Having been informed, the police rushed to check every guesthouse and rental house, and we have also taken the victim’s picture to show at every nightclub and karaoke parlor to help identify the victim and her relatives,” said Khiev Sophey.
Witnesses described the motorbike driver as a man around 30 years of age, who was wearing a long-sleeved black shirt at the time of the incident.
Net Boeun, one of eight villagers who found the victim, said the woman was taken to hospital after being discovered.
“We went to see the victim, called the police and then sent her to the hospital. But the doctor said she had already died,” he said. Net Boeun said the villagers had never seen the victim.