UPDATE: Suspect in South Korean Murder Case in Pattaya Reportedly Confesses to Killing Victim

Pattaya —

One of the South Korean suspects accused of abducting and murdering his compatriot has now reportedly admitted to killing the victim and stuffing his body in a concrete-filled barrel before dumping it into a reservoir in Pattaya.

First our previous story:

Another suspect in the gruesome kidnapping and murder case of a South Korean man in Pattaya was arrested by Cambodian authorities on May 14th.

Now for our update:

According to a report from South Korean authorities, one of the two arrested suspects in the murder of 34-year-old South Korean national Mr. Eui Jong Roh admitted to beating and strangling the victim to death.

The name of the suspect has been withheld by South Korean authorities. The suspect stated that he befriended Mr. Roh at a nightclub in the RCA area of Bangkok and slipped him a sedative in his drink, intending to kidnap and later rob him.

Once Mr. Roh was unconscious, the suspect and his two South Korean accomplices bundled him into a car and drove him to a house in the Romklao area. On their way to Pattaya, the victim regained consciousness and struggled against his kidnappers. In response, the suspects viciously beat him, eventually strangling him to death, according to South Korean authorities.

The suspects then transported the victim’s lifeless body to a house near Pattaya. There, after purchasing supplies, they placed the body in a plastic barrel, filled it with concrete, and drove it to the Mabprachan Reservoir, where they dumped it into the water. The suspects then allegedly tried to collect a ransom from a relative of the victim but were obviously unable to provide proof of life and then fled.

Thai Police have seized the vehicle used in the crime and are conducting a forensic examination to gather more evidence. One suspect, identified as Kim Hyung Kwan, is still on the run likely in Thailand’s neighboring countries. Police are still hunting for him.

One other South Korean suspect, who was previously captured, has reportedly denied being involved.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.