Man Questioned Over Body Found in Bag in Trash

Phnom Penh municipal military police were last night questioning a man suspected of being involved in the murder of Srun Sopheak, 35, whose body was discovered stuffed into a bag and ditched in a trash pile on Saturday in Sen Sok district.

Eng Hy, spokesman for the National Military Police, said that municipal military police invited the man—whom he refused to identify—for questioning at about 5 p.m., saying they were still questioning him as of 9 p.m.

“We found some clues that he was involved and that’s why we invited him for questioning,” Mr. Hy said.

Police said on Monday that Srun Sopheak, who worked as a paperwork runner for garment factories, may have been murdered for his Toyota Camry, which is missing.

Police have refused to discuss an ink stain on his thumb, which was not present when he left his house Friday night to attend a wedding, according to his family.

Pou Davy, municipal deputy military police commander, said that he did not have any information regarding the questioning, or the case, as he is on vacation.

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