Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Suicide may be suspect in murder

Suicide may be suspect in murder

Suicide may be suspect in murder

Phnom Penh authorities on Monday found the body of a foreign national they believe could be the suspect in the brutal murder of a young Cambodian woman found in a guesthouse last month, municipal police official Mom Sitha said yesterday.

Sitha said the body was found without identification in a guesthouse in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district, where the man had apparently smashed a window, then used a shard of glass to cut his own throat.

Police, he added, believed that the man is British national Stuart James Green, the prime suspect in last month’s killing.

“The dead foreigner, we suspect 70 to 80 per cent that it is [Green],” Sitha said.

Police said the guesthouse owner reported that the room had been rented by a friend of the man at 3am on January 5, but that the friend had left soon after.

Sitha said that the British embassy was investigating, but an official there said yesterday that the embassy was not able to comment at this time.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Government approves plan to relocate Phnom Penh’s airport

    The government has signed off on a proposal to build a new airport to serve Phnom Penh and has earmarked land in Kandal province for the $1.5 billion project. A new international airport to replace the existing Phnom Penh International Airport will be constructed on partially

  • American convicted of raping boy, 10, in Siem Reap

    A 79-year-old American man was sentenced to one year in prison for raping a 10-year-old boy by Siem Reap Provincial Court on Wednesday. John Paul Zollbrecht, of Washington state, was sentenced to one year in prison while a Cambodian man who helped facilitate the abuse, 23

  • PM derides talk of government affairs, hinting phone records could reveal all

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday night told Cambodia’s starlets to either name their high-profile government lovers or keep quiet, telling a room full of journalists he did not want to be tarred with the same brush. Addressing more than 3,400 people at the second