Thailand's Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin, second left, is seen at a press conference announcing updates in the investigation into the unsolved murder of a Japanese tourist 13 years ago. Photo: APThailand's Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin, second left, is seen at a press conference announcing updates in the investigation into the unsolved murder of a Japanese tourist 13 years ago. Photo: AP
Thailand's Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin, second left, is seen at a press conference announcing updates in the investigation into the unsolved murder of a Japanese tourist 13 years ago. Photo: AP

Thailand reports breakthrough in murder case of Japanese tourist Tomoko Kawashita

  • The tourist’s body was found near the ruins of an ancient temple in Sukhothai province in 2007 and DNA samples were taken from 379 Thai men
  • But new techniques have revealed the suspect is East Asian, and police want DNA from the Japanese man who was seen with the victim

Topic |   Thailand
Thailand's Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin, second left, is seen at a press conference announcing updates in the investigation into the unsolved murder of a Japanese tourist 13 years ago. Photo: APThailand's Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin, second left, is seen at a press conference announcing updates in the investigation into the unsolved murder of a Japanese tourist 13 years ago. Photo: AP
Thailand's Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin, second left, is seen at a press conference announcing updates in the investigation into the unsolved murder of a Japanese tourist 13 years ago. Photo: AP
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