Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Teen found strangled to death in trash heap

Teen found strangled to death in trash heap

A garbage collector uncovered a gruesome scene yesterday when he found the body of a strangled woman in a trash pile in Phnom Penh’s Sen Sok district.

Mork Hong, Sen Sok district police chief, said the woman – who had serious injuries to her face – had been murdered. “When a person dies with violent marks like this, it is a murder case,” he said.

Chum Saray, Phnom Penh Thmey commune chief, said that the victim was Keo Kanha, a 19-year-old karaoke club worker from Meanchey district.

Saray said that the victim was found by a trash collector on Street 1003 in Phnom Penh at 10:40am yesterday morning. The man then reported it to police.

Saray said her face had been severely beaten, a nylon string was wrapped around her neck and the body was covered with a blanket. Initially, authorities thought the body was too disfigured to identify, but the victim’s family ultimately came forward to identify her. She was cremated later that day.

A Phnom Penh Thmey police officer, speaking anonymously, said the girl’s mother stated that her daughter had disappeared from home the day before she was killed.

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Phnom Penh eats: Where shaved ice meets a sugar rush

Shaved ice, fruit toppings, and a squirt of cream – these are the ingredients to make a perfect bingsu.

Temple exploring in Cambodia without the crowds

Those who make the journey almost 100km from Preah Vihear province’s capital Tbaeng Meanchey to the 11th century remains of Preah Khan Kompong Svay will be richly rewarded.