Police Search for Suspects In Kampot Murder

A 32-year-old woman was murdered outside her house in Kampot province on Tuesday night by a pair of intruders who also made off with her motorbike, according to police, whose only lead is a series of telephone calls the victim received just before she was killed.

Deputy provincial police chief Mao Chanmathurith said Wednesday that the body of Leng Chanthorn was found about 50 meters from her house in Banteay Meas district after neighbors heard her two young children crying inside at about 9:30 p.m.

The victim’s 2013 Honda Dream was missing from underneath her house and an ax lay about 5 meters from her body.

“The victim died because she was hit hard on the right temple,” Brigadier General Chanmathurith said, adding that police believed two people carried out the murder and robbery because the woman’s body had been dragged away from her house and onto an adjacent plot of land.

“Now were are searching [for the suspects] using the telephone numbers used to call the victim before she went outside,” he said.

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