6 June 2024

Bangkok police are to seek an arrest warrant for a migrant worker from a neighbouring country on suspicion of killing the former Thai ambassador to Denmark at his townhouse in Vibhavadi Rangsit Soi 20 in Bangkok.

Pol Maj-Gen Atthaphon Anusit, commander of the 2nd division of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, told the media that he believes the suspect is still in Thailand.

Police said that the first and second floors of the house had been ransacked, suggesting that the murder was motivated by robbery.

According to Sutthisan police, the victim was only identified as “Wichit”, a former ambassador to Denmark. His body was found in the bathroom on the second floor, covered by several cardboard boxes. He had been stabbed in the chest with a knife and two blood-stained kitchen knives were found in the kitchen on the ground floor.

According to Pol Maj-Gen Noppasilp Boonsawat, deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, the former envoy moved into the house on September 9th and his relatives had lost contact with him since September 27th.

He said that the victim might have opened the front gate to allow his assailant into the house, as police did not find any trace of damaged points of entry, which might suggest a forced intrusion.

Sutthisan police interviewed a 17-year-old male yesterday (Sunday), whom the victim had treated like a step son, his 15-year-old friend and the parents, as well as two repair men who were hired to work on the townhouse, but no charges have been filed against them.