6 June 2024

Police found two pieces of bone buried on vacant land behind a petrol station in Phahonyothin Soi 56 in Bangkok yesterday (Wednesday), after using a backhoe to excavate an area where child multiple murder suspect, Songsak, and his former partner, Jesada, claim to have disposed of the bodies of their four children over the course of several years.

The bones, one about 13cm long and another 6cm, have been sent for forensic and DNA analysis, to determine whether they are human and whether their DNA has a parental match to Songsak or Jesada.

Jesada, one of Songsak’s four partners, had five children with the suspect, before she broke up with him due to his infidelity. Four of those children died when they were young. The 5th child, a 12-year-old girl, is currently being cared for at Ramathibodi Hospital, after she was rescued by the police from Songsak’s apartment following a tipoff that she was being physically abused by her father.

Pol Maj-Gen Noppasilp Poonsawat, the deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, said yesterday that the reasons why Jesada failed to report the deaths of her four children remain unclear adding, however, that Jesada has only admitted to disposing of her children’s bodies, wrapped in plastic bags, on wasteland behind a petrol station.

He indicated that charges are likely to be filed against her, as police gather more information about the case.

The 5th victim was the two-year-old daughter of Sunan, Songsak’s current partner. Her body was recently found and recovered from a shallow grave, covered with cement, inside Sunan’s house in Kamphaeng Phet province.

Yesterday, police searched Songsak’s apartment in Phahonyothin Soi 56 in Bang Khen district, where they found three knives and a lighter. One of the knives has traces of being exposed to high heat.  Police also found a note, written by one of the suspect’s partners, complaining of being intimidated and tortured by the suspect.

Of the five children, allegedly killed by Songsak over about a decade, police said that they have managed to identify three of them and are still looking for remains of the other two.

Songsak has reportedly fathered 10 children with his four former and current partner, five of whom are currently believed to have been killed. The suspect claims to have a psychiatric problem and is on medication.

Pol Maj-Gen Noppasilp said that the commissioner has ordered the cases of all five child deaths to combined, because they were allegedly caused by the same person. Police will also be interviewing Songsak’s five surviving children.