Australian man, Thai wife missing in Phrae

THE brother of a missing Australian man’s Thai wife is being questioned about their mysterious disappearance in northern Phrae province since last Wednesday, reported today (Sept 23, 2018).

Police questioned Mr Warut, who is the older brother of Mrs Knot, 61, who had disappeared together with her Australian husband Mr Alan Hawk, 61, (name translated as written in Thai) since September 19, after finding him riding her motorcycle.

They have filed a theft charge against him and so far he has not given any statement about the couple’s disappearance.

A search of the couple’s house in Mueang district revealed bloodstains on the bathroom mirror.

Yesterday Pol Lt-Gen Sanphat Praphudsa, head of Phrae provincial police, said police are quickly checking CCTV clips to trace Warut’s movements.

Meanwhile Amarin TV news team went to Warut’s house, which is also in Mueang district, and found a middle-aged woman there. However she had a face mask on and said she was only a worker, and quickly drove away, but relatives later said she is Warut’s wife.

At the same time Mrs Sangworn, 78,  who is both Knot’s and Warut’s aunt, said her niece, who usually visited her often, came to see her a day before her disappearance and did not mention any problems she had with anyone.

Nonetheless she added that thinks Knot might be dead because of the bloodstains being found in the couple’s home, and now is only hoping that the police quickly catch the killer.


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