POLICE believe the Phuket kickbox killer may become increasingly desperate while he stays on the run. Officers have staked out the Rawai home of the prime suspect and named him as Englishman Lee Aldhouse, 28.
Inside the house, most of his possessions remain. Police have a copy of Mr Aldhouse’s passport. Officers also say that as he was not working and has already been on Phuket for several months, he is likely to be running short of cash.
Sad though the killing of 23-year-old American Dashawn Longfellow has been, even in tragedy Phuket provides an overlay of tropical island living: Mr Aldhouse lived at a spot named Happy House, and his murder took place at a resort with the alternative name of Paradise Beach.
Mr Aldhouse is unlikely to try to fly off Phuket: officials at the airport would quickly recognise him. Security has also been intensified at Tachatchai Checkpoint, which guards the only highway leading to the single bridge off the island.
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