Chinese Corpse Found in Banteay Meanchey Stream

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A casino in Poipet in 2012 (Wikimedia Commons)

The body of a Chinese man was found in a local stream after the man’s girlfriend posted online that he went missing from Poipet city, offering a $100,000 reward to find him.

Preah Netr Preah district police chief Meas Rithy said the corpse was found on November 11 in the Rohal stream by a beehive forager.

The victim was identified as a Chinese man born in 1996, and handed over to the Chinese Embassy, Rithy said, who declined to give further details.

Deputy provincial police chief Nou Chivion would only say that the force was investigating, and some suspects had been identified.

On Facebook, a woman posted that her boyfriend had gone missing from outside a Poipet city KTV at 10 p.m. on November 7. He was wearing a pink shirt and black shoes at the time, she said.

“The reward for finding this person is $100,000,” the post said.

The woman deleted that post after the body was found, but has since uploaded videos to TikTok saying she misses him. Some videos feature chats with the man’s mother in China.

A friend of the victim told VOD that the man had been a shareholder in an online-scam operation in Poipet. Unlike other scam owners, the man was unassuming, the friend said, adding that he believed the man had been kidnapped. The friend named the victim as Ah Hui, and said he had heard that his hands and feet showed signs of having been tied up when found in the water.

Rohal commune is roughly 70 km away from Poipet city.

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