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Murder In Cambodia

Australian tourist robbed and killed in Sihanoukville

Reinhard Hohler, eTN ambassador  Dec 30, 2009

According to an AFP press release, an Australian man was murdered in the popular Cambodian seaside resort of Sihanoukville, police say.

Officers identified the victim as John Edward Thompson, 47, who was killed early on Monday morning in the southern town, 230 km from Phnom Penh, according to the local deputy police chief Kao Ratana.

"It is a case of murder. We are investigating the killing and we have not yet concluded what the motive was," he said by telephone on Tuesday.

Mr. Kao Ratana declined to say how the man was killed, but local reports said he was clubbed to death with wooden sticks in a robbery.

A spokesman for the Australian embassy in Phnom Penh said they had been informed of the death by police.

Australian tourist robbed and killed in Sihanoukville
Sihanoukville beach / Image via

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