Spanish National Identified as Dismembered Man

The Chao Phraya river

The Chao Phraya river in Bangkok. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

BANGKOK — Five days after body parts started turning up in the Chao Phraya River, police said today they came from a Spanish man.

DNA tests found that six parts found in the river since Saturday belonged to Spanish national David Bernat. Police believe the 39-year-old business consultant, last seen Jan. 20, was murdered after he was last seen in Thailand on Jan. 20, possibly by foreigners with local help.

“We believed the perpetrators are foreigners,” said Police.Gen. Panya Maman.

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By Sasiwan Mokkhasen
Khaosod English

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