Amphon KongsongAge 28
18 Aug 2016
Pattaya, Chon Buri (Thailand)
TDoR list ref: tgeu/18-Aug-2016/Amphol Kongsong
Amphon was strangled and her body hidden under a hotel room mattress by her killers.
CHON BURI — Two teenage boys, one 17 and the other 14, were arrested on Sunday on charges of murdering a transgender woman in a Pattaya hotel and stuffing the body inside a bed frame.
Police apprehended the teens, both from Nakhon Ratchasima, at a bus terminal in Muang Chon Buri district around noon and took them for questioning at Muang Pattaya police station.
The body of Amphon Kongsong was found in a room of a five-storey hotel on Soi Buakhao in tambon Nong Phrue of Bang Lamung district on Saturday morning. The hotel alerted police after a maid noticed blood oozing out from underneath the bed accompanied by a foul stench.
Police officers lifted up the mattress and found Amphon’s body underneath. Two guests had left the room earlier that morning but apparently were unaware that there was a dead body under their bed.
TvT partner organisation APTN & Bangkok Post, 21.08.2016