UPDATE: 16-year-old British boy murdered by sex crimes convict

UPDATE: 16-year-old British boy murdered by sex crimes convict

UPDATE: 16-year-old British boy murdered by sex crimes convict Image: NATO Shutterstock.com

Police in Thailand said the British boy who was found dead in the forest was murdered by a 44-year-old sex crimes convict.

UPDATE: Wednesday, May 10 at 9.52 am

Investigations into the death of a 16-year-old British boy, who was found dead in a forest in Thailand have revealed that he was murdered by a sex crimes convict.  

According to the Thai Police, a sex crimes convict named Chaiwat Boongarin has admitted to hitting the teenage boy, after a drug deal went wrong.  

The boy, who has been identified as Woramet Ben Taota, along with his girlfriend Suraphltchaya Khamsa, were methamphetamine runners for him, as per Thai officials, cited by Mail Online on Wednesday, May 10.  

Police also said that they stole substances from Boongarin, who allegedly lured the teenagers into a forest.  

His girlfriend, who is also reported to be 16 years old, then managed to flee, before the boy was beaten to death with a stick.  

The 44-year-old former sex crimes convict has now been taken into custody after he admitted to killing Taota, and is expected to be taken by officers on a crime reconstruction. 

Meanwhile, the teenager’s girlfriend still remains missing, since Taota´s body was found in the woods.  

Officers said that Boongarin made the confession about killing Taota after an argument broke out between them.  

He then hit the boy to death with a piece of wood, as per local reports.  

Boongarin had been released from prison about eight months ago and is reported to have connections in the local drug trade.  

“The killer was angry because he believed that Woramet kept the drugs for himself and his girlfriends, so he hit Woramet with a stick several times until he died”, said a statement by Police Major General Mongkol Sampawapol.  

A British teenage boy has been found in a forest in Thailand, while the police are conducting a search operation to find his missing girlfriend.  

Monday, May 8 at 5.51 pm 

A 16-year-old British boy has been found dead by the police in Thailand.  

According to the Metro on Monday, May 8, officials said that they found the body in the Ban Than district after he had gone for a motorcycle ride with his girlfriend in the Lampang province on Saturday, 6.  

Local reports state that the body of the boy was discovered next to some bushes on the ground.  

Police said that his head and face was covered in blood after his body was found as he had been “bashed in the head with a blunt object”. 

They also found his backpack next to him and said that his mobile phone, along with some cash was missing.  

Officials suggest that he could have been killed and robbed at another location, before being dumped in the forest.  

A statement by Colonel Sittisak Singtongla, from the Mae Tha Police, said, “The investigating team went to the area and found the victim with blood stains all over his face.” 

“The face and head were found to have been beaten with a hard object until swelling and bruising was caused.” 

“There was also a deep wound in his face. The body has been taken to hospital for an autopsy.” 

“We are currently tracking down individuals close to the victim, including his female companion. She is a key figure in this case since she is the last person to see him alive.” 

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