Prasert’s son, Nattapol Khaengkhan, 18, said his father tended a herd of cows owned by a former local government official. Prasert had gone out to check on the cows, which were in the tapioca field, and never returned.
Family members are in shock over Prasert Khaengkhan’s death.
Investigators said they discovered Prasert had had several conflicts over the cow-selling business, with serious problems reported to police. Officers believe the shooter was lying in wait for Prasert with a shotgun.