The remains of a missing German property broker were discovered concealed in a freezer in a residence in Nong Prue, Bang Lamung district on Monday evening.
During a search based on CCTV footage, investigators stumbled upon the remains of 62-year-old Hans Peter Ralter Mack. Law enforcement was attempting to trace the German individual, who had disappeared from his family on the 4th of July.
Forensic experts were scrutinizing the site to ascertain the cause of death. Prior to the grisly discovery, a Thai duo reported to the authorities that a German lady had contracted them to transport the freezer to House No. 59/49 in Nong Prue.
After reviewing CCTV footage, law enforcement identified a German male, a close associate of the German woman, driving a pickup truck that carried the freezer.
The vehicle was observed traversing routes in Chon Buri, covering an overall distance of roughly 160 kilometers.
The truck was ultimately stationed at a single-storey residence, numbered 22/96, in Chokchai Garden Home 1 housing estate in Nong Prue.
Here, authorities discovered the freezer containing the body, along with items including an electric saw, ropes, food seals, and containers of potable water, soft drinks, and beer.
The deceased individual’s body was disassembled, with the head, torso, and extremities severed and placed in bags discovered within the 1.50-meter-long freezer that was operational within the residence.
Pol Maj Gen Theerachai Chamnanmor, lead investigator of the Provincial Police Region 2, declared there were clues indicating the culprits.
He linked the demise to blackmail, revealing that approximately 2 million baht had been withdrawn from the man’s bank account.
On the 5th of July, Mack’s 24-year-old Thai spouse, whose identity remained undisclosed, reported to detectives that he had departed their residence in Swiss Paradise housing estate in Pattaya, Chon Buri, on July 4 to meet with an international property broker.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss real estate transactions in Pattaya and Koh Samui in Surat Thani province.
Mack’s silver Mercedes-Benz E350 coupe was located in the CC Condominium parking area on Khao Noi Road in tambon Nong Prue on the preceding Sunday morning.
Within the vehicle, law enforcement detected stains of a chemical detergent, apparently utilized in an effort to obliterate evidence.
According to his wife, she had been living with the German for around five years. The man had two sons from a preceding marriage.