The dismembered body of a 62-year-old German businessman who had been missing for a week has been found in the freezer of his home in southern Thailand, police said on Tuesday.
Body Hans-Peter Mack It was found around 11pm on Monday, said Thawee Kutlong, police chief of Nong Prue city.
Investigators were able to locate the body using security camera footage from the area, Davie said.
He did not go into details, but footage and video from cameras released by Thai media showed a white freezer in the back of a black van on the street, with a man crouching next to it.
Mack was last seen driving his Mercedes sedan in the southern Thai coastal city of Pattaya, according to a missing notice circulated by his family. A 3 million baht ($86,000) reward will be offered to informants That he will bring back.
A crowd gathered outside the house where the body was found as forensic teams in white overalls, hairnets and blue gloves searched the area.
Footage broadcast by ThaiBPS showed experts inside the home looking at a bag of rubbish taken from a large white chest freezer. They brought out a Makita power saw with its charger, a pair of yellow-handled hedge shears and two large rolls of plastic.
The bag was taken out of the house, followed by a stretcher and a body wrapped in opaque canvas in a chest freezer.
Mac lived in Pattaya with his Thai wife and worked as a real estate agent, according to local media. Lived in Thailand for many years.
His Mercedes E350 sedan was found on Sunday in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Nong Prue, an upscale area popular with expats northeast of Pattaya in Chonburi province.
Police said there were traces of solvent on the car’s seats, dashboard, handlebars and other areas.
Tawee said a large amount of money was missing from Mack’s bank account, which police believed was related to the crime. The Inspector General of Police declined to go into details, however, he said Various suspects, both German and Thai.
The German Embassy in Bangkok referred all inquiries to the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Phone calls listed in the family’s notice were not returned Tuesday.
(With information from AP)