Phuket issues arrest warrant for Hungarian murder suspect

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PHUKET, Dec 2 – An arrest warrant was issued for a Hungarian suspected of murdering his business partner, who was also his compatriot in Phuket.

Phuket provincial police spokesman Chote Chavarnwiwat said Moshe David, 35, a Hungarian, is suspected of killing Peter Reisz, 47, a Hungarian businessman, whose body was put in a plastic bag and dumped in Kathu district.

Mr Reisz body was found on November 30 in an isolated area about two kilometres from the nearest road.

The suspect was charged with premeditated murder and concealing the body. Immigration offices countrywide were notified to arrest him.

Mr David had a conflict related to real estate business with the victim and earlier had allegedly threatened to kill the victim.

The two men were business partners. It is believed that accomplices might have been involved in the murder.