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The man police wish to question over a murder, Moshe David

Phuket Murder: Arrest Warrant Issued for Samui Suspect

Saturday, December 1, 2012
UPDATE

An arrest warrant has been issued for Moshe David, 38, the man Phuket police suspect of killing Peter Reisz. Phuket Police Commander Major General Chote Chawanwiwat said on Saturday that the pair had been involved in a business dispute and Mr David had been seen on Phuket buying plastic bags.

Original Report

PHUKET: Police on Phuket believe the murdered man found in jungle last night is a Hungarian who was involved in a business dispute on Samui.

Forensic police say the body was dressed in underpants of the same color, brand and size as underwear found in the Hungarian man's apartment on Phuket.

DNA tests are being made to confirm the man's identity after officers spent 90 minutes at the spot on Phuket where the body was found and took blood samples from leaves and a plastic bag.

Samui detectives are joining colleagues on Phuket in the hunt for the killer or killers.

Police on both holiday islands quickly put a missing person case together with the murder after the badly-stabbed body was found about 6pm yesterday on Phuket.

Samui police told their Phuket colleagues that at 11.30am on Wednesday, Hungarian Andor Buda Pozsgai, 36, reported to officers on samui that his friend, Peter Reisz, 47, had gone missing.

He said Mr Reisz came to Phuket on November 23 in a white Toyota Vigo pickup and booked an apartment at Paklok, in eastern Phuket.

Mr Reisz's mobile telephone had not been working since November 24, Mr Pozsgai told police.

The receptionist at the Phuket apartments said Mr Reisz and his vehicle had not been seen since soon after he arrived.

Mr Reisz was in a business dispute with another Hungarian on Samui, according to Mr Pozsgai.

The body of the man was found yesterday wrapped in plastic by locals near Bang Thong Village in central Phuket, not far from the main Phuket City-Patong road over Patong Hill.

The wrists were bound and there were multiple stab wounds to the head, chest and an ankle.

After an estimated week in a pond, his facial characteristics were no longer apparent.

Phuket and Samui detectives are scheduled to brief Phuket media on the inverstigation tomorrow.

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Thailand is a paradise for bad-intentioned people such as Europeans where recession and difficulty to find job bring them to alternative countries such as Thailand where corruption through bribes make easy to set up a company and get one-year-visa and a work-permit; then all activities legal and illegal may be on the agenda.
Phuket Immigation, Phuket Employment Office, Phuket Provincial Commercial Office, Phuket Commercial Registration Office should control more effectively those alien predators who do not care about Thailand but care much more to make as much money in the shortest period.

Posted by Whistle-Blower on December 1, 2012 15:28

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Yes, I should concede, that the Editor was right: when farang is killed, look first for another farang.

Posted by SUe on December 1, 2012 16:13

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You would think the parties he had the dispute with would have distanced themselves from the event by way of a "hit".

Posted by Ty on December 2, 2012 02:45

Editor Comment:

How far is Phuket from Samui?

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Not the point I was making editor. I would not think it too hard for these people to hire someone to come down from Bangkok or Pattaya to take him out and then disappear back North.

Posted by Ty on December 2, 2012 08:36

Editor Comment:

Too early to assume anything, Ty. Even the man's identity has yet to be confirmed.

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@ WB

Funny how I can find the exact same comment to the word made by "Asterix" on BP today.

However that story is completely unrelated to this one (Crisis of Tourist Safety).

Proof that you simply look for a forum to spread your Gospel, nevermind the story you post it to.

Perhaps you should open your own little Chapel where you could preach from dawn till dusk for undoubtedly a very large and fascinated crowd.

Posted by Andrew on December 2, 2012 19:38

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First i want say Phuket Wan are a professional New paper in a island always be on a top line always updated the most first, instead of other new always late and uncompleted article ! so keep this work up :)
second regarding this story well it's common issue between two farang, few Farang make it on a association here, why ?? well maybe Thailand atmosphere around make this spirit to farang !

Posted by ratatoee on December 2, 2012 20:17

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Had to laugh when I red the title of the article on another publication.

"Phuket police issue arrest warrant for killer of suspected Hungarian"

Posted by Ty on December 3, 2012 05:11

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Have fun trying to get an Israeli citizen extradited.

Posted by urpal on December 3, 2012 10:16


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