Taiwanese man arrested for murder of foreign woman found dead in suitcase on Sri Racha beach

Sri Racha –
A Taiwanese man has been arrested  in Sri Racha and has according to Sri Racha Police admitted to murdering his Chinese wife and stuffing her in a suitcase that was found on a local beach in Sri Racha, Thailand last week.

The foreign woman was found  murdered, bound and gagged in a travel bag at Bang Phra beach over the weekend.  She was found by a beachcomber out walking in the morning.

Read more about the previous story HERE.

Police had previously released a photo of a tattoo on the woman’s ankle. The released image led to several tips which helped identify the suspect. Additionally, police were able to track the tape and rope he used in the crime to a local hardware shop and capture the suspect on CCTV.

Read more about the previous story HERE.

Yesterday, January 12, 2020, Sri Racha police have arrested 38 year old Mr. (Lu Ji Yang), a Taiwanese national, who is the husband of the victim, 33 year old Ms. Lia Li Li, a Chinese national.

Mr. Lu Ji Yang, 38, in police custody for the murder of his wife in Sri Racha, Thailand.

Lu admitted to police that he had murdered his wife. He told police that they had a clothing business together and had an argument involving financial difficulties with the business recently. He performed a re enactment of the crime with Sri Racha police on Bang Phra beach late Sunday evening.

Mr. Lu Ji Yang, 38, performing a renactment of the murder of his wife in Sri Racha Thailand on January 12, 2020.

The couple, who were on vacation in Thailand, had also argued about their three month old child and which nationality and passport the child would receive.

Mr. Yang  told police that he  strangled his wife after a particularly furious argument on January 8th, 2020. After that he tied her up and put her remains inside a suitcase which he subsequently dumped in the ocean on Bang Phra Beach.

Mr. Yang remains in the custody of the Sri Racha police and faces first degree murder charges. Both the Chinese and Taiwanese embassy have been informed.

Written by The Pattaya News Team/ photos Associated Pattaya press.

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