Police in Chonburi investigating the double murder at Buddha Mountain yesterday had a press conference today and announced that they have solid leads and the killer will be brought to justice shortly.
Deputy provincial chief Pol Maj Gen Chettha Komonwatthana spoke to reporters after a meeting at Na Jomtien police station.
He said that the case was likely a love triangle involving a co-worker they have identified at the work place of the female victim who is a prime suspect and currently being looked for.
He said that it is known that the assailant got out of a red CRV before gunning down the woman first then the man in front of dozens of tourists in broad daylight at the popular tourist attraction Buddha Mountain.
The two victims – on holiday in Pattaya – were both hit several times and died at the scene while the suspect jumped in the car and fled. Two others with the couple on holiday were not injured. Dozens of tourists nearby dove for cover and were left shocked and scarred from the incident.
Maj Gen Chettha said that there was no CCTV at the car park but cameras elsewhere showed that the CRV had gone to Sukhumvit Road and was driven towards Pattaya.
From there whether it went straight to Sri Racha or turned right to the motorway is being investigated, reported Thai Rath.
He said that the police were working on the case and that there should be good news in one or two days.