No DNA found in bone fragments in Billy’s murder case – DSI

No analysable DNA has been found in nine fragments of burned human bone found separately in the river in Kaeng Krachan national park in Phetchaburi province, after the discovery of a 200-litre oil drum containing human remains, the DNA of which had markers matching the DNA of Billy’s mother, Mrs. Pairoh.

Director-General of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI,) Pol Col Paisith Wongmuang, said today (Monday) that this latest finding will, however, have no effect on the case of murdered Karen community right activist Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen. The DSI chief said that DSI officials will take testimonies from the forensic officials to be used as part of the prosecution evidence.

Paisith insisted that DSI officials have been meticulous in gathering evidence and have involved forensic experts to make sure that the case is watertight and to ensure fairness to the accused officials and the family of the dead victim. 

Former chief of Kaeng Krachan national park in Phetchaburi province, Mr. Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson, and three of his subordinates have been charged by the DSI for alleged involvement in the disappearance and murder of Billy five years ago.  All have denied the charges and have been released on bail.


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