Woman Found Strangled in Phnom Penh Condo

An 18-year-old woman whose body was found wrapped in a blanket on Thursday had been strangled in her condominium in Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district, officials said.

Sim Chanthy was fatally strangled with iron wire in her home by her husband’s son from his first marriage, according to a report posted on the National Police website.

Sim Chanthy was the wife of Oeun Sokha, a television comedian who sometimes performs using the stage name Honda.

Dangkao commune police chief Chin Sony said on Thursday that “the murder might have been carried out at about midnight [on Wednesday night].” The victim’s family reported the incident to police at about noon on Thursday, Mr. Sony said.

According to the report, police officers identified the suspect, a 20-year-old man identified as “Nich,” after reviewing security footage from the condo.

While no motive has been established, the suspect was seen sharing a room with Sim Chanthy, owned the blanket her body was found in and can be seen fleeing the condo on the video footage, the report says.

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