Sunday, September 21, 2014

Thailand: Update--Thai Police Ask for Help from FBI

According to the UK-based The Guardian, Thai police struggling to solve the murders of two British tourists bludgeoned to death on a beach on September 15 have reportedly asked the FBI Laboratory to to analyze semen found on one of the bodies.

COMMENT: Although few nations reach having to ask for outside help comfortable, the Thai police should have asked the Royal Thai Police the following question:

"Can you bring a team of agents out to Bangkok and review everything we have done this far in terms of crime scene and forensic analysis to see if we might have missed something?"
There has been little progress working out who killed Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, since their bodies were found on the holiday island of Koh Tao a week ago.
Police have been criticised for failing to seal off the crime scene fast enough and then wasting valuable time pursuing leads that were unlikely to beat fruit. 
Deputy national police chief General Somyot Pumpunmuang is now flying down to personally inspect the crime scene and speak to investigators.
"We will ask the FBI to help identify the DNA in the semen we found, whether it belonged to an Asian or European," THE NATION reported.
Semen taken from Witheridge's body has already been found to contain the DNA of two men, and neither sample matches David Miller.

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