R AYMOND Haslock, a 25-year-old Australian, was found dead in the early hours of March
18 by local police near the corner of 108th street and Norodom Boulevard.
Police suspected that Havlock's death was alcohol-related, but did not rule out the
possibility that it was drug-induced.
The Australian Embassy confirmed that the body was cremated at Ounnalaom Pagoda on
Tuesday morning, after Haslock was officially identified and his family contacted
back home. An embassy official said his ashes would be flown to Australia at an unconfirmed
Haslock, who worked in Phnom Penh as an English teacher, was a well-known figure
around town. Some months ago, Haslock spent nearly a week in T3 prison on charges
of possessing an unlicensed AK-47 assault rifle. He was neither tried nor convicted.