Expatriates no longer safe as body of 'White' man found mutilated in a canal

Police in Cambodia are today trying to establish the identity of a white male found jammed into a suitcase which had been dumped into a canal.

Expatriates no longer safe as a 'White' man was horribly murdered and body dumped in a canal

Police in Cambodia are today trying to establish the identity of a white male found jammed into a suitcase which had been dumped into a canal.

The body as found by shrimp fishermen in Kep province after the 'rolling suitcase' washed up onto the side of a canal near a mangrove forest near the Vietnamese border.

The soft-fabric bag had been bound with tape, with only the battered head of the victim protruding from it.

Outlining the man's injuries, local police officer Soum Sophat said he had been struck on the head with a heavy metal object or even an axe.

'The left side of his jaw was broke and his left arm was also wounded, as if he had raised his arm in defence when the perpetrator was hitting him,' Mr Sophat told The Cambodia Daily.

'Our police have concluded that the perpetrator had a premeditated plan to kill the victim for a long time because we examined the body and the victim's ears had plastic plugs in them to stop the fluid flowing out of the ears.'

'The body had no form of identification,' said Brigadier General Eng Somoi, head of the regional police.

'But other than being a white Caucasian who who clearly murdered we have no means of identifying him.

'What we can say is that we are certain he had not been living in the area.'

Expatriates in Cambodia said on the website that whoever the man was and whatever he had done to result in his murder, his treatment was 'a horrible way to die.'

The police described the victim who has since being buried as a grey-haired man, who was dressed in shorts and a blue T-shirt, and he is at least 40 years old.

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