Phnom Penh Municipal Police Chief Touch Naruth and local rights group Adhoc on Thursday appealed to the family of a well known TV3 presenter who has gone missing to file a complaint with police.
Suon Peakdey, 27, also known as DJ Ano, reportedly went missing in late October amid rumors that she was the victim of a vicious razor blade attack.
Touch Naruth said by telephone that police are trying to find out what happened to Suon Peakdey, but that it will be difficult to move forward with the investigation without her family’s help.
“I appeal to [Suon Peakdey’s] family to file a complaint with police,” he said.
Police still haven’t been able to identify any of Suon Peakdey’s relatives, Touch Naruth added.
“Our police are working hard to find sources and are searching all over the city,” he said.
Chan Soveth, chief investigator for Adhoc, said that his NGO is also investigating Suon Peakdey’s disappearance and is trying to locate the family.
“My NGO is watching this case, and we appeal to the victim’s family to file a complaint with police,” he said.
Eng Sithuol, director of the Khmer Artist Association, said he was aware of Suon Peakdey’s disappearance and fears the worst.
“There are many people focusing on DJ Ano’s disappearance…and many rumors created by one mouth to other mouths,” he said, adding that he had very little information about Suon Peakdey because she was not a member of the association.
“On behalf of the Khmer Artist Association, we are sorry about her bad news,” he said.