The police in Bangkok now asked the FBI for help in identifying a frozen corpse. Last week the police raided in an alleged passport forgery gang in Bangkok raided. In addition to numerous false passports, Drugs and weapons found officials also dismembered body, which was hidden in a black plastic bag in a large freezer. STIN berichtete darüber.
In the raid in a five-story office building on Sukhumvit Road 18/1 in der 56. Avenue in Phra Khanong could the investigators after the first details two Americans, arrest a British and a Burmese couple. Since the officials many different passports vorfanden in their search with pictures of arrested persons, is the correct identity of the suspect has not yet sure. The Americans and the British could also involve people from Ireland, vermuten die Ermittler.
In the raid also resulted in a shootout, when a police officer was injured. The biggest surprise for the officials, when they opened a large freezer on the ground floor of the building. Here they found in a black bag a dismembered male corpse.
The body of the unknown dead had been previously dismantled by the suspect in six parts. As one of the arrested Americans allegedly confessed,, is it in the body of an alleged friend. More could the investigators not to find out so far.
The head of the city police Bangkok, Mr Sanit said Mahathavorn, that the investigators together with the forensic experts and representatives of the US Embassy want to meet on Monday, to discuss an authentication process of the dismembered body and the results of the forensic tests.
The police in Bangkok would turn the American FBI and ask for help in identifying the body. "What the police need to know is especially the identity of the dead. Who was he? Where did he come? In what connection he had with the suspect "? police chief Sanit. Investigators hope in Bangkok, that they may help to clarify these important questions the FBI.
The head of the tourist police, Mr Surachet Hakpal further said, that the Thai authorities have asked the FBI, to provide them with the files of fingerprints available. However, the fingerprints are collected from the frozen body very unclear, because the body was frozen for several months. Therefore, it should not be easy, to find a match with the stored data here, emphasized Mr. Surachet.
However, he hopes further, that the FBI might be able to determine the identity of the corpse about their dental records.
Police Lt. Gen. Sanit said further, that investigators had already used various techniques to identify the corpse. However, it would be hard to identify the body in the present stage, be because the body was frozen for several months and in the work of the forensic investigators difficult.
Furthermore, the official was waiting for an already initiated autopsy of the corpse, to determine the cause of death and the time of death more accurately. The Commissioner added, that officials would have more useful information yet, which was however at this stage of the investigation are not ready to inform the public.
Er erklärte weiter, the freezer is probably a "second-hand product" was, was transported from another house here. Consequently, the officials are also looking for the location of the house and the previous owners of the freezer.