In a shocking turn of events, rescue workers recently discovered the body of a murdered Ukrainian woman in a condominium located in Bang Kolaem district, Bangkok. The grisly discovery led to the arrest of a 25-year-old Polish man, identified as Jan Filippow, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend and attempted to dismember her body in their highrise condominium.
As the story unfolds, police reported that Filippow hastily hailed a taxi at the condominium building on Monday afternoon, which raised suspicions of the taxi driver due to his hurried demeanor. The driver attempted to stall Filippow by asking him to wait, before notifying the condominium staff about his unusual behavior. Despite the driver’s efforts, Filippow demanded to be taken away from the building immediately.
The alerted condominium staff then contacted the room owner, who later discovered the 27-year-old Ukrainian woman’s body lying face-up in her bed on the 32nd floor. The scene revealed a gruesome sight, with her body slashed from the neck to the left shoulder and her left wrist severed. The police also found a saw on the bed, believed to have been used in the horrific crime, and the condition of the body suggested the woman had been dead for several days.
Witnesses informed police that the woman and her Polish boyfriend had checked into the condominium on April 29th as tourists. The staff’s statements led detectives to believe that the suspect later paid the taxi driver THB 1,500 (approx. USD 45) to be taken to an area close to the Thai-Cambodian border in Sa Kaeo province.
Swiftly acting on the available information, Pol Maj Gen Teeradet Tumsutee, investigative chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, confirmed that Filippow was apprehended at the Aranyaprathet border checkpoint in the Sa Kaeo province while attempting to cross over to Cambodia. The suspect has since been taken into custody, and the investigation continues to uncover further details about the chilling murder that transpired in the heart of Bangkok.
This incident has undoubtedly shaken the local community, serving as a stark reminder of the importance of maintaining vigilance and keeping an eye out for suspicious behavior. The swift response of the taxi driver, condominium staff, and the Metropolitan Police Bureau played a crucial role in apprehending the suspected murderer, preventing him from evading justice and bringing a sense of closure to the victim’s loved ones.