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Pickup truck found but Brit & Thai wife still missing
« on: September 25, 2018, 12:35:56 AM »
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Pickup truck found but Brit & Thai wife still missing

 Police have found the pickup truck owned by a British man and his Thai wife missing since last week, but the couple's fate remained unknown on Monday.

Alan Scott Hogg, 64, and his wife Nod Suddaen, 61, were reported missing on Thursday. Mr Hogg was initially identified by police as an Australian, but they have now corrected his nationality.

When investigators went to their home in Phrae's Muang district they noticed the couple's white Ford pickup truck was also missing.

Phrae police chief Pol Maj Gen Sanpat Prabpudsa said on Monday the truck was located and impounded in Ayutthaya on Sunday and returned to Phra That Chor Hae police station, near the couple's home, on Monday for forensic work. The vehicle is registered in the wife's name.

The Phrae police chief said it turned out the truck had been bought from a Thai couple by a Lao man. The sellers and buyer agreed to meet in Sri Samrong district in Sukhothai to close the deal on Friday. The Lao man then drove it to Ayutthaya on a business trip, until learning from media reports that police were looking for the vehicle, Pol Maj Gen Sanpat said.

The man turned the truck over to police in Ayutthaya on Sunday. He and the two sellers were then taken to Phra That Chor Hae police station, where they were still being interrogated.

Further details of how the truck left the house and why it had changed hands were not disclosed. Police were questioning the three people, hoping to find out became of Mr Hogg and his wife.

On Sunday Region 5 chief Pol Lt-Gen Poonsak Prasertsak desribed the case as an incident within the family but refused to be drawn on the fate of the couple.

He said that evidence was still being gathered, but two or three people known to police would be served with warrants.

According to a Daily News report, Ms Nod's brother, 63, has been charged with theft of the couple's vehicle, then freed on bail of 100,000 baht posted by relatives and had returned to his house in Soong district.

The couple have lived in their big compound, comprising a two-story house and a cattle yard, for years. Police found blood stains on the floor around a sink in the house and more in a washroom near the swimming pool. A mobile phone that was still being charged was also found at the scene.

All were collected as evidence.

Pol Col Amorn Kwangpaen, an investigator of Phra Thai Chor Hae police station, said that on Thursday  investigators also found a backhoe near a hole that had been dug and then filled in. The hole was re-excavated, but police did not find any signs of one or more body having been buried there.

A person whose name was not disclosed reported them mssing on Thursday, telling police the couple had not been answering Line app messages or phone calls since Tuesday, when they were supposed to meet in Chiang Mai.

Their daughter has since returned to the house from the United Kingdom, after being informed her parents are missing.

Pol Maj Gen Sanpat said on Monday he could not confirm whether the couple was alive or dead. Police were sending sniffer dogs to the scene and tracking down contacts found listed in the charging phone, in the hope of shedding some light on the mystery, he added.
 

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Re: Brit & Thai wife still missing
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 11:27:34 AM »
Now world news, more here from telegraph.co.uk

Fears for missing British businessman and Thai wife after bloodstains found at their home

Mr Hogg, who has links with several UK businesses, is described on Companies House as an offshore construction manager. He moved to Thailand several years ago after working as an engineer in Australia.

He was born in Zambia and married in 1986 in Edinburgh, where his mother and brother still live.

Neighbours described Mrs Hogg as “the most beautiful woman in town” and said Mr Hogg was “very friendly” and often helped them. They told local media he was a millionaire. 

He and his wife were known to rear ducks, geese and cattle on their property, and made frequent and long trips to Australia.

Major General Sanpat Praputsra from the Thai Police said: "The case is moving well and we're in control. Officers are working on the investigation day and night.

"The issue is likely to be a long-standing conflict within the family. We cannot find any other situations that are likely to have caused this.

"The brother-in-law had problems with money and there were family issues."

Officers believe that at least two people were involved in the couple’s disappearance and are interviewing friends and relatives.

Family members and former colleagues of Mr Hogg in Scotland declined to comment when approached by the Telegraph.
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Three men confess to murder of missing couple in Phrae

 Three men have confessed to the murder of a missing British millionaire and his Thai wife, and told police they were hired by the woman’s elder brother to kill the couple.

Police detained the trio in Wang Chin district on Monday. After hours of intense interrogation, they admitted to having colluded in killing Alan Hogg, a 64-year-old retiree, and his wife Nod Suddaen, 61, at the couple’s home in Muang district, according to Thai media reports.

The suspects, whose names were not released, implicated, Mr Hogg’s brother-in-law, in the double murder, claiming he paid them 50,000 baht to do it,

They first shot dead Mr Hogg, in front of a duck pen on the property, and then used a hammer to beat Ms Nod, 61 to death in front of the garage

They claimed he had taken the bodies away to bury in the victims’ garden, the reports said.

The couple were reported missing from their house in Muang district last Thursday by a friend who  said they had not replied to messages or phone calls since Tuesday, when they were supposed to have met up in Chiang Mai.

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Re: Bodies found British man and his Thai wife
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 04:00:53 PM »
Bodies found British man and his Thai wife

It has been reported by brighttv.co.th That the missing two people, a Brit and his Thai wife
their bodies have been found in the garden of their home. the report states, police confirmed they had found the bodies of the missing couple, by using excavation equipment, they were able to dig deeper than had been previously possible and discovered the bodies.

This is a developing news story. More information as we get it.
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Re: Bodies of murdered Brit & Thai wife found 3 men confess - full story
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2018, 06:15:38 PM »
Bodies of murdered Phrae couple found, 3 men confess



Police have found the bodies of a British millionaire and his Thai wife after three men confessed to their murder and claimed her elder brother paid them 50,000 baht to kill them.

Police detained the trio in Wang Chin district on Monday. After hours of intense interrogation, they admitted to having colluded in killing Alan Hogg, a 64-year-old retiree, and his wife Nod Suddaen, 61, at the couple’s home in Muang district.

The suspects, whose names were not released, implicated, Ms Nod's brother, in the double murder, claiming he paid them 50,000 baht to do it,

They first shot dead Hogg, in front of a duck pen on the property, and then used a hammer to beat Nod, 61 to death in front of the garage

They said he had taken the bodies away to bury in the victims’ garden.

Their bodies were found buried beside a creek running through their large property in Muang district on Tuesday, according to media reports.

They were found lying next to each other in a hole about two metres deep.

Police and rescue workers had previously dug up the spot, where a small backhoe was found parked next to freshly turned soil, but found nothing.

On Tuesday, they dug deeper. Two pairs of shoes were found before the bodies were uncovered.

The couple had been together for over 10 years and they had bought more than 100 rai of land in tambon Chor Hae, which they farmed. They had built a large, well-appointed house

They were reported missing from their house in Muang district last Thursday by a friend who  said they had not replied to messages or phone calls since Tuesday, when they were supposed to have met up in Chiang Mai.

Investigators found out their white pickup truck was also missing.

Police later arrested Mr W after CCTV footage showed him entering the couple’s home and driving away in the pickup.

mr. w denied any involvement in their disappearance. He was charged with theft of the vehicle and released after relatives posted bail of 100,000 baht.

Police were again searching for him.

Earlier on Monday, Pol Maj Gen Poonsap Prasertsak, chief of Provincial Police Region 6, said the investigation had progressed after the missing pickup truck was found in Ayutthaya.  Everything would be clear in a few days, he added.

Pol Maj Gen Sanpat Prabpudsa, chief of Phrae police, said the truck was impounded in Ayutthaya on Sunday, and returned to Phra That Hor Chor Hae police station, near the couple's home, for forensic examination.

Investigators learned the truck had been bought from a Thai couple by a Lao man. The sellers and buyer agreed to meet in Sri Samrong district in Sukhothai to close the deal on Friday.

The Lao man then drove it to Ayutthaya on business. When he learned from media reports that police were looking for the vehicle he turned it over to police on Sunday, Pol Maj Gen Sanpat said.

He and the two sellers were then taken to Phra That Chor Hae police station, near the missing couple's home in Phrae, for interrogation.

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Re: All three suspects charged with murder of Brit & Thai wife
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2018, 08:55:18 PM »
All three suspects charged with murder of Brit, Thai wife

Three men, including the suspected mastermind, involved in the murder of a British retiree and his Thai wife in this northern province have been charged with premeditated murder. The suspects include the wife’s elder brother.

They admitted to having colluded in the killing of Alan Hogg, the 64-year-old retiree, and his wife Nod Suddaen, 61, at the couple’s home in Muang district.

The duo implicated  Nod’s elder brother, in the double murder. Mr W was caught today, said Pol Lt Gen Poonsap Prasertsak, commander of Provincial Police Region 5, during a media conference on Tuesday.

The three suspects have been charged with colluding in the premeditated murder.

Police found the bodies of the couple Tuesday morning after they confessed to the murder and claimed the wife's elder brother paid them 50,000 baht to kill them. The couple went missing on Sept 18.

Their bodies were found buried two metres deep near a creek running through their large property in Muang district after the excavation of one metre deep on the previous day came up with nothing, said Pol Lt Gen Poonsap.

Relatives of the couple identified the bodies, which were later sent to Phrae Hospital for post-mortem examinations.

Police further interrogated Mr P and Mr K. Mr  P confessed he had used a shotgun to shoot Mr Hogg in the chest while the victim was going to feed his ducks. The Briton died on the spot.

The two suspects accused Mr W of colluding in killing his younger sister. Mr K had reportedly held the woman while Mr W allegedly hit her head with a wrench he took from her garage until she died.

The three suspects then took the bodies to their land plot near the creek. They then used a backhoe Mr Hogg used for farming to dig a hole and bury them.

After that, Mr w drove the two other suspects to Wang Chin district in the same province and gave them 50,000 baht. Mr W then returned to Muang district to take the couple’s Ford pickup truck for sale, said Pol Lt Gen Poonsap.

During the interrogation, all but Mr W confessed to the charges, said Pol Lt Gen Poonsap.

According to the police, Mr W had persuaded his younger sister and her husband to live in Thailand so she could stay close to relatives. The couple had initially planned to live in Spain. But after that, he and the couple had frequently quarrelled and Nod often sided with her husband, antagonising her brother.

He denied killing them but police suspected the growing resentment might have been the motive.

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Re: Pickup truck found but Brit & Thai wife still missing
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2018, 05:20:00 PM »
this crime is dreadful, 50,000 bart to kill two people, how foolish to think they could get away with it, personally i think the forensics are doing a great job, no stone unturned. have your sister killed, how can he live with that.
 

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Re: All three suspects charged with murder of Brit & Thai wife
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2018, 06:38:44 PM »
But after that, he and the couple had frequently quarrelled and Nod often sided with her husband, antagonising her brother.

He denied killing them but police suspected the growing resentment might have been the motive.

Frightening to see how far the Thai family, or a member of it, can go in their desire of power over Thai female relatives and their farang husbands!

And that murderers can be hired for just 50,000 baht is not less frightening. Just shows the respect of the law, not to mention of other peoples lives.
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Re: Hitman laughs as cops shown where Brit millionaire Thai wife buried
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 11:52:25 AM »
SMIRKING KILLER Alan Hogg hitman LAUGHS as cops are shown where Brit millionaire and his Thai wife were buried by her own brother

Warut Satchakit, 63, and two pals are accused of shooting Alan Hogg then bludgeoning his wife Nott to death with a hammer at their home in northern Thailand

THIS is the moment a hitman accused of helping murder a British millionaire and his Thai wife GRINS as he is hauled before reporters at the scene of the crime.

Warut Satchakit, 63, and two pals are accused of shooting Alan Hogg then bludgeoning his wife Nott to death with a hammer at their home in northern Thailand.



Warut, 63, arrived at the house with co-accused where they were taken to the two-metre deep grave near a duck pond.

In a video, Warut, in a black top and jeans, is seen in handcuffs pointing to the hole.

He is then joined by the younger man in pink shirt.

The group used Alan's own digger to make a deep hole in his backyard in Phrae, northern Thailand, before they were both thrown in next to each other on September 18 at 8pm.

The brother-in-law stopped and was grilled briefly by reporters but covered his mouth with his shirt and did not speak. He was then bundled into a police truck.                  full story with video: thesun.co.uk

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Re: Family row blamed for murder of wealthy Briton and wife
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2018, 01:23:04 PM »
Family row blamed for murder of wealthy Briton and wife

Relatives of Alan Hogg and Nott Suddaen say she was murdered after the relationship with her brother soured beyond repair

The tension had been building for months, maybe years.

In the days before Alan Hogg, the wealthy Scottish businessman, and his Thai wife Nott, were killed and then buried in the garden of their home, relatives have revealed that the relationship between Nott and her brother Warut Satchakit, who has since been charged with the murders, had soured beyond repair.

For 20 years, Nott’s favourite older brother had lived in a house on her and her husband’s expansive property where he worked as the chief gardener, looking after the plants, the fruit orchard, the chickens and the 15 cows. According to numerous neighbours, Hogg and Satchaikit tended the 13-hectare plot of land side-by-side, though not always harmoniously.

But Nott’s and Satchakit’s youngest brother Thanom Suddan, 53, said Nott had been planning to kick her 63-year-old brother off the property, after the family conflict became too much.

“She visited me the Saturday before she was killed to tell me she could no longer stand Warut,” Suddan told the Guardian, as he sat by their bodies which had been brought to the local Phrae Thammaran temple. “He was creating too many arguments and not looking after the land properly. He didn’t even tell them when the dogs died. She told me she was going to ask him to leave.”

He believed the tension between Satchakit and his Scottish brother-in-law had also been “building for many, many years, there were many small arguments over the garden because Alan was very demanding”. Money too was reportedly an issue, though all the land was in the name of the couple’s daughter Robyn.

“Warut and Nott were so close, closer than any of us brothers and sisters, they did everything together,” said Suddan. “He had worked for them for 20 years so had nowhere else to go, and wouldn’t be able to get another job because he is old.” He emphasised, however, that “she didn’t seem scared for her life, not at all,” he said.
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But two weeks previously, Thai police allege Satchakit had sought out a contract killer for his sister and her husband in Wang Chin district, agreeing to pay three men 50,000 baht (£1,200) to carry out the murder. One man had eventually lost his nerve, but at 6pm on Tuesday, police claim two people met Satchakit at the house. They allege one shot the Scottish businessman once in the chest as he fed the ducks at his pond and that the other tied up Nott in the garage where Satchakit beat his sister over the head with a metal wrench. Police claim the trio then hurriedly wiped down the blood near the swimming pool and then buried the bodies in the leafy creek at the back of the property, digging holes two metres deep with a small digger.

‘Nobody could imagine he would do this’

The next morning, Satchakit returned to the house to take the couple’s car, a new white Range Rover, police claim, and sold it for 420,000 baht (£9,800) to cover the costs of hiring the killers and to fund his escape. It was only two days later when Hogg and his wife failed to meet their friends in Chang Mai that the couple were reported missing to the police. The car theft first led the police to suspect Satchakit’s involvement. He was arrested and then released on bail, before being rearrested by police on Monday night. The three men were charged on Tuesday morning.

The murder has left the small rural community, many of whom participated in the search for the bodies, reeling. Despite rarely leaving his house, Hogg was described as a “good, generous man” by Nott’s relatives, often lending them money, while Nott often looked after her recently disabled younger brother. Satchakit was known locally as a “kind man” who regularly helped neighbours and people at the local Buddhist temple.

Nott’s uncle Sangworn Suttakhun, 78, saw her less than an hour before she was killed when she visited his shop in good spirits. He said “all the relatives are in disbelief.”

“We really didn’t know anything bad about Nott and Warut,” he added. “If they were having arguments, they were keeping it from all of us. She never spoke about it and neither did he.”

He added: “I have never seen Warut angry, he is a nice guy and is very kind. So I can’t explain why he would do this. We are all in shock because this came out of nowhere for us.”

Police general Poolsap Prasertsak, who is leading the investigation, claimed “internal family conflict” was behind the killing. .

Prasith Suddan, 61, another uncle of Nott’s who lived just a few kilometres from their house, said: “Warut always seemed like a very kind person, but he was also a man it was hard to tell what he was feeling really inside of his heart.

“But nobody could ever imagine he would do this.”

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