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Polish man arrested over gruesome murder in Bangkok condominium

ANN/THE NATION – A Polish man was arrested for allegedly murdering his Ukrainian girlfriend in a high-rise in Bangkok, mutilating her body and then trying to flee to Cambodia.

Lagoda Filippow, 25, was arrested at the Klong Luek border checkpoint in Sa Kaew’s Aranyaprathet district on Monday for the alleged murder of Alona Savchenko, 27.

The suspect was tracked down shortly after Bangkok police learned of the gruesome murder in room No 708 on the 32nd floor of The Key Sathorn-Charoenrat Condominium in Bang Khlo Laem district.

Filippow was delivered to Wat Phrayakrai Police Station, which has jurisdiction in the area, at 4am yesterday.

The suspect appeared calm and took a nap inside the detention room. He then had breakfast and coffee without any apparent sign of stress

He later asked the police to alert the Polish embassy to send him help. Police said they called the embassy and asked them to send of official to interpret and witness the interrogation process.

The Wat Phrayakai Police Station was alerted of the murder at 1pm on Monday by a taxi driver, who claimed the suspect had asked him for help to get rid of the body.

Filippow was caught just as he was about to cross the border over to Cambodia.

Police found Savchecko’s body covered in a white blanket on the bed. There were stab wounds in the chest and her left arm had been sawn off. There were several cuts on the body and her neck had almost been severed. A foot-long handsaw was found nearby.

Lagoda Filippow was tracked down shortly after police learnt of the murder. PHOTO: THE NATION
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