Pattaya Daily News

31 December 2007 :: 00:12:43 am 38170

CORPSE FOUND IN SATTAHIP MAY BE MISSING JAPANESE BUSINESSMAN

The missing man had been carrying 3.5 million yen with him on the day he arrived. However, he went missing and his relatives were unable to contact him. Police arrested his Japanese friend, who was carrying illegal cigarettes. They also found a notebook computer and over three million yen in cash in his house, but he denied any wrongdoing.
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The body of an unidentified man was found under a bush. Japanese media are following this case closely to determine if the deceased man is a missing Japanese businessman. The body was discovered near a bush in the Sattahip area. CCTV, at Suvarnabhumi Airport, recorded the missing Japanese businessmans friend who was to pick him up at the airport.

On 26 December 2007, at 7pm, Plutaloung, Sattahip Police Lieutenant Colonel Thaworn Onwachasakul was notified that a mans body was found in the woods off Soi Rng Moh Hin Gow 8. The deceased man, about sixty to sixty-five years old, was lying dead near a bush. His hands and feet were cut off. Officials estimated that he had been dead for about ten days. The man did not have any identification.

Police questioned local residents and no missing persons were reported. The body was sent to the forensic laboratory for examination, to determine its identity

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Mr. Chirochi Nagarono(67) had traveled to Thailand, from Japan, on 14 December 2007, but had not contacted his family. His son flew in from Japan to report to Police Colonel Nopadol Wongnom, at the Pattaya Police Station, about his missing father. CCTV, at the airport, showed his friend, Mr. Sasaki Osshishiku, waiting at the airport to meet him. He was to drive Mr. Chirochi to Pattaya. On 18 December, at 6:30pm, Police Colonel Nopadol Wongnom, and his team, arrested Mr. Sasaki (53), at his townhouse, located at 154/29 Moo 12, Nongprue and charged him with having eleven cartons of illegal cigarettes. Police also found a notebook computer and cash amounting to 3.5 million yen in the house.



Police suspect that Mr. Sasaki may have murdered his friend and stole his money in order to run his illegal cigarette business. Mr. Sasaki is presently incarcerated at the Nong Pla Lai Prison. Police are waiting for the results of forensic testing and will proceed further.

Police investigation revealed that Mr. Chirochi, the missing man, was a real estate businessman who was married to a Thai woman, Mrs. Boonporn Yensap, residing at 162/50 Moo 10, Bangsaray, Sattahip. The couple had a record of domestic disturbances and had been fined 30,000 baht in the past.

At this point, a large number of Japanese and local reporters are following the case. Police are waiting for the DNA results of the body that was found to determine if it is, indeed, Mr. Chirochi.

Reporter : Nattaphummint   Photo : Nattaphummint   Category : Crime News

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