Police in Thailand have sparked a manhunt for an expatriate suspect after the body of a local bar hostess was discovered in a suitcase.
Mother-of-two Wanphen Pienjai, a 33-year-old bar worker, went missing on June 18th after she was seen leaving her workplace, the Sweetheart Bar in Phuket, with a white bearded man, the Telegraph reported.
The male, who is described as in his thirties, of average build and with brown hair, beard and moustache, is now the chief suspect in Phuket City Police’s investigations.
Ms Pienjai’s body was found in the luggage holder on June 24th at a location on Chao Fah Thani Road in the city.
The Phuket Gazette reported that the bar worker’s colleagues recalled the Caucasian man asking them if they had any ladyboy prostitutes available, and when they decline, he paid the bar bill and left on a motorbike with Ms Pienjai.
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