Cambodian officials Sunday’said they were in the dark about investigations into two suspects who are thought to have crossed the border into Koh Kong province on Tuesday and are wanted in connection to the daylight murder of a British man in Thailand.
Tony Kenway, a U.K. national, was shot in the head while sitting in the driver’s seat of his Porsche in the Thai resort town of Pattaya on Tuesday, according to news reports.
Miles Dicken Turner, another U.K. passport holder, and Abel Caldeira Bonito, a South African man, were identified by Thai police as suspects in the killing.
“I haven’t received information or a written announcement from the Thai side yet, so I can’t draw a conclusion about what is happening,” said Koh Kong provincial police chief Samkhit Vien.
Kim Ratana, deputy director at the Cham Yeam International Checkpoint in Koh Kong province who previously said Thai police had contacted Cambodian police to work on locating the two suspects, said he had no update.
Uk Heisela, chief of investigations at the Interior Ministry’s immigration department, said he wasn’t even aware of the case.
Apichat Suriboonya, head of the Interpol office in Thailand, referred questions to Royal Thai Police deputy commissioner-general Chalermkiat Srivorakan, the head of a committee set up to investigate the case, who could not be reached.
Major General Apichat told Thai newspaper The Nation last week that if the pair fled to a third country, Thai police would ask Interpol to help track them down. However, the suspects had not been added to Interpol’s online database of wanted persons as of on Sunday evening.
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