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Man wanted after wife found dead

Man wanted after wife found dead

A man in the capital is wanted for questioning after the body of his wife was found in their home in Meanchey district, police said yesterday.

Men Heng Tit, deputy district police chief, said Peng Chantha, 23, a hairdresser with a young son, was found dead on a mattress in her room – her throat having been slashed – yesterday.

About $1,000 was missing, along with a Honda motorbike.

“The police are searching for the woman’s husband, who is the perpetrator,” he said.

“Property such as earrings were stolen, but a knife was left at the scene,” he said.

An Seoun, 45, a construction worker who had recently returned after a stint working in Thailand, is wanted for questioning, Heng Tit added.

Mao Peng, 69, the victim’s father, said his daughter and Seoun had lived together for about one year.

For the past few months, the father had been staying with them and had become concerned when his daughter, who usually woke at 7am, had not come out of her room by 9am. He later discovered her body.

Peng told the Post that he was not aware of any problems between his daughter and Seoun.

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