Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Possible evidence found in woman’s death

Possible evidence found in woman’s death

Possible evidence found in woman’s death

Police experts are analysing clothes and other items found in a bag yesterday morning near where the naked body of a dead woman was found in early June, police officials said yesterday.

Deputy police chief Chuon Narin said the items may have belonged to the victim, who was found wrapped in a blanket with a cord around her neck at a Dangkor district dumpsite on June 4.

“The items are being examined by the post-mortem team according to their protocols” he said.

Documents, female clothes, photos and identification cards were found in a large bin bag by a scrap collector about 50 metres away from where the body was found, Dangkor district police chief Yim Saran said.

“Police are verifying the fingerprint on the ID card with the victim’s fingerprint, but we don’t know if there is a match yet,” he said.

The ID card found was that of a woman named Im Sovanny, born 1986 and a resident of Kandal province’s Kien Svay district, he added.

Soon after the body was found on June 4, a woman named Han Sina emerged, with her family identifying the dead girl as their daughter, 21-year-old Mao Napha.

Napha allegedly worked at a garment factory and lived with her husband in Dangkor district before going missing on June 3.

Despite the claim, police could not match a thumbprint of Napha with the thumbprint of the deceased woman, and cremated the body.

MOST VIEWED

  • Proof giants walked among us humans?

    For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank

    Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group