The body of a 23-year-old man was found in Phnom Penh’s Por Sen Chey district on Thursday morning and authorities are now searching for the suspect behind the apparent murder, according to police.
Touch Ty, Trapaing Krasaing commune police chief, identified the victim as Em Socheat, from Romduol village in Kampong Speu’s Baset district.
The bloodied body was found lying face down against a tree stump on an empty plot of land in Chong Krok village with his throat slit.
Based on the results of an examination of the body, authorities ruled the death a murder.
Yem Saran, police chief in Por Sen Chey district, said police continue to investigate the case to try to find the motive behind the killing and identify the suspect. He said police have no leads at the moment.
The body was taken to Pur Sotharam Pagoda to wait for the family to come and pick it up.