Police say they are searching for the killer of the 25-year-old wife of a deputy commune police chief whose body was found on Wednesday by farmers walking in a ditch alongside a dirt road in Pailin province.
Iv Kimsean, deputy provincial police chief, said the body of Kov Sivheng—bruised and facedown in the mud 5 km from her home—was found at about 6 a.m. by farmers walking near the base of the Yat mountain in Pailin City’s Pailin commune.
The farmers reported the body and a motorbike they also found nearby to provincial police, who are investigating the case with district and commune police and are searching for a suspect, he said.
“The corpse has a lot of bruising…especially on her face,” he said.
Mr. Kimsean said the woman’s husband, O’Tavao commune deputy police chief Touch Chenly, told police his wife did not return after leaving to buy food at about 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, while neighbors said the woman picked up a male passenger about 60 meters from her house before driving off.