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Manhunt in Phnom Penh after killing

Manhunt in Phnom Penh after killing

Police are hunting the boyfriend of a woman found with her throat slit and multiple stab wounds in the early hours of yesterday in the capital’s Meanchey district.

District deputy police chief Meng Vimeandara said that while no arrests have yet been made, authorities are searching for the victim’s boyfriend, Ton Theavy, 47.

The body of victim Sok Sokhin, a 42-year-old widow, was found in her Russey village home in Stung Meanchey commune. She had two sons.

Mao Savoeun, Stung Meanchey commune police chief, said the murder was a case of domestic violence and that Theavy, who only recently became romantically involved with the victim, is the primary suspect.

According to Savoeun, neighbours overheard the couple arguing at 1:10am yesterday. Moments later, the neighbours reportedly heard a scream for help.

They entered the apartment to find the victim lying dead in a pool of blood. Investigators at the scene found a bloody cleaver and vegetable knife consistent with Sokhin’s wounds.

Savoeun believes the suspect cut a hole through the plastic roof covering to leave the apartment without using the door.

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