Authorities in Siem Reap province suspect a truck driver was involved in the murder of a KTV waitress whose body was discovered yesterday at a Defence Ministry Engineering Department construction site in Srey Snam district.
The victim was identified as Sun Neang, 26, a waitress who worked at a local KTV in Sleng Spean commune.
Sen Sophea, a Srey Snam district police officer, said that the suspect was already identified as a truck driver working for the engineering department.
“We already identified the suspect through the information given by management and we are continuing the investigation,” he said. “We could not yet press charges against him because it was the provincial police that conducted the forensics and it is up to them now.”
He said that the victim was found by villagers living nearby the construction site and noted that the body had several wounds on it.
“We can see bruises from strangling and cuts on her body,” he said. “But she was fully clothed.”
Mr Sophea did not reveal the name of the suspect as police are still investigating the case, but said that the suspect was romantically involved with the victim.
An autopsy revealed that the victim was not raped prior to her murder, he added.
Seng Pich, chief of the provincial police’s forensics department, said that cuts were found on the victim’s forehead and bruises were found on her left forearm.
“Other marks found on her are consistent with that of a strangling case,” he added. Pov Chendareth, the provincial police’s serious crime bureau chief, said that a motive is still unclear.
“We cannot say clearly what the murder is about,” he said. “We’ll have to wait and see for the investigation results.”