The naked body of a woman, believed to have been murdered, was found near a dumpsite in Dangkor district’s Bakor village yesterday, Phnom Penh police said.
The body was draped in a red blanket, with a white cord wound tightly around the neck, police said. She was believed to have been killed two to three days before the grisly discovery was made.
District police chief Khem Saran estimated the woman’s age to be about 20, adding that he believed foul play was involved, as there were injuries on her neck.
Because she was wrapped in a blanket, Saran suspects that the woman was killed in a provincial guesthouse and disposed in the city.
“We are working on this case now, trying to identify the body and arrest the suspect,” Saran said. “We have also notified families that have reported missing family members, but no one has identified the body.”
If no one comes forward to claim the body, it will be cremated today, Saran said.