A female German backpackers travel ,Miriam Beelte, 26, from Hildesheim, Germany,who had been on vacation in pattaya Thai island, was beaten, raped and murdered by 24 year old Thai man Ronnakorn Romreun, a native of the island.
Police have arrested local man and say he confessed to committing the crime while high on meth.
Koh Si Chang police on the scene saw only an arm protruding from large and small rocks. The victims face and head had been bludgeoned and there was blood all over her legs one of which was broken behind the knee.
She was wearing underwear and a knee length skirt and had been dead for at least 5 hours, reported Thai Rath, adding that her neck had been broken.
According to the police investigation, the suspect said he saw the victim riding a rented motorcycle for tour on the island. He tried to start a conversation with her, but was rebuffed. He then followed her to a rock path leading to Phra Chulachomklao mountain and Assadang flagpole, police said, where he raped her. Afraid she might alert police and identify him, he then killed her.
Beelte’s body was discovered around 6pm Sunday by someone walking through the woods, who called the authorities. Investigators believe Miss Beelte had been dead for around five hours before her body was discovered.
Mariam had arrived at roughly noon Sunday the 8th of April, according to authorities who were investigating the incident. Shortly after arriving she rented a motorbike to have the ef tours on the island on her own, the statement from police said.
Police Colonel Angkul Sarakul said that the killer was detained at the Koh Si Chang Police Station waiting for the legal proceedings.