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Three arrested after Korean slain in condo

Three South Koreans were arrested yesterday after a businessman was found murdered in the De Castle housing complex in Phnom Penh’s Tuol Kork district on Tuesday.

District police officer, Tuy Bunry, said those arrested were a 42-year-old Korean man, Sin Mong Hour, and two woman called Kin Chhaing Re, 36, and Chol Julina, 31. All three worked at a karaoke venue in the capital.

Businessman Jeong Woo Chol, 43, was found strangled at the complex early on Tuesday. Police said on Tuesday that he is thought to have died at about 6.30am after visiting a karaoke venue and returning to his friend’s condo with two women.

“These Korean people are the friends of the South Korean businessman who was killed at the De Castle condos. They were arrested in connection with his murder, which happened in their room,” Tuy Bunry told The Post yesterday.

“They are now detained at the office of Tuok Kork District Police for questioning and further investigations before being sent to the court to face charges.”

He added that after during the arrests, police found a 1.15-metre-long length of nylon and another 1.4 metres of wires hanging inside a bathroom.

The body of Jeong Woo Chol is being kept at the South Korean Embassy in Phnom Penh for awaiting his family in bringing him for funeral.

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