Two Burmese being sought in connection with Koh Samui murder

Koh Samui police are looking for two Myanmar migrant workers for interrogation in connection with the murder of a woman whose body was found buried on the Lamai beach in Tambon Marit on Monday (July 3).

Pol Col Chanaworasin Supapanarak, superintendent of Bor Phud police, said Tuesday that the victim, identified as Mrs Lucy or Auntie Chang as she was known among the locals, bore four knife wounds on her body.

He said Mrs Lucy, a Myanmar-Nepali aged about 50, had been living in Koh Samui for the past 15 years.

Villagers said that the victim was a vagabond who usually begged for money from tourists along the Lamai beach.

Police said that the victim might be stabbed when she resisted robbery as her one-baht weight of gold necklace had gone missing.

The assailants, believed to be Burmese, might have already returned to Myanmar through the border checkpoint in Mae Sot district of Tak.

Mrs Lucy's body was found on July 3 after several foreign tourists who went swimming in the sea and sunbathing on the Lamai beach complained of foul stench coming from a spot on the beach.

Rescue workers dug into the sand at the spot and they found, to their shock, a body who was thought to have died 2-3 days ago.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)