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Murder suspect thought to be at large

Murder suspect thought to be at large

Police in Kandal province suspect a man, who is wanted over the murder of his ex-wife at a high school in Lerk Dek district in April, is still alive despite previously assuming he jumped off a bridge to his death.

Reun Nara, Kandal province deputy police chief, told The Post they discovered Ea Chhairath’s Facebook page was disabled several days after he allegedly attacked his wife and was thought to have jumped into the river.

“We could not find his body,” Nara said. “And no one could disable his account except himself. This is a clue that shows its owner is still alive,” adding that a Facebook Live video appearing to show the suspect jumping off a bridge after the killing was just his trick.

The victim, Ton Sreynoy, 20, was slashed to death at Prek Tonlap High School last month. She and 20-year-old Chhairath had been divorced two months earlier.

Nara expressed hope the suspect will be arrested soon.

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