Somkid Pumpuang Wiki
Somkid Pumpuang was sentenced to life in 2005 for the killing of five women believed to be involved in the sex and nightlife industry, leading the media to dub him Thailand’s “Jack the Ripper
Somkid Pumpuang, a convicted serial killer who was released in May, 2019 on account of good behavior is wanted again by Thai police in connection with another murder case. He was sentenced to life in 2005 for killing 5 women involved with adult industry. pic.twitter.com/cdLObyISuG
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Somkid was considered an “excellent prisoner” and released in May, the corrections department of Thailand said in a statement today. Seven months later, the authorities want to arrest him again in connection with the murder of a 51-year-old hotel maid in northeastern Thailand.
Somkid Pumpuang Age
He is 55 years old.
Somkid Pumpuang Serial Killer
Police are hunting a serial killer dubbed Thailand’s Jack the Ripper who is feared to have murdered another woman months after his release from prison.
Several police stations in the area are cooperating in the search for the serial killer, said case officer Chatchawin Srikaeolor. “We believe the murder took place on Sunday morning,” he said. Authorities are also offering a reward of 50,000 baht (£ 1,250 or $ 1,650) for information leading to their capture. Thailand’s crime repression division posted a photo of Somkid on its Facebook page under the title “Most Wanted.”
One victim was killed in January, and the other four in June that year. The serial murders led to the Thai media dubbing him “Jack the Ripper of Thailand”.
Pol Col Khajonrit Wongrat, chief of Kranuan police station, said on Tuesday that Somkid Phumphuang got to know Rassami Mulichan, 51, via Facebook, then moved into her house in Kranuan district on Dec 2 — 13 days before she was murdered.
“The investigation has made much progress… I am confident that he will be arrested soon,” he said.
A warrant for Somkid’s arrest had been distributed to leaders of local communities, Pol Col Khajonrit said, and described the suspect as a “dangerous man”.
“Detectives from Kranuan station, the Khon Kaen police office and Provincial Police Region 4 are looking for clues to the whereabouts of the criminal.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Somkid Pumpuang was sentenced to life in 2005 for the killing of five women
- He was deemed an ‘excellent prisoner’ and released from jail in May this year
- But police now want to arrest him again over death of a 51-year-old hotel maid