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'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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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

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'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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