Thai police have arrested a German man they said is the main suspect in the case of a German property broker found dismembered inside a freezer in a house.
Oraf Thorsten Brinkmann, also known as Olaf, was taken into custody on July 11 for the murder of 62-year-old Hans Peter Mack, The Pattaya News reported.
An official with the provincial police believes Mack was being extorted before his death and that 2 million baht was transferred out of the victim’s bank account, according to the Bangkok Post.
As Front Page Detectives reported, the hacked up body of German property broker Mack was recovered from the residence in Pattaya on July 10.
Oraf had rented the residence, which police zeroed in on after viewing surveillance video that showed a freezer on the back of a pickup truck, according to reports.
In videos, a male can be seen transporting a freezer over 150 kilometers before arriving in Nong Prue.
Detectives later found Mack’s body in garbage bags in a blood-smeared freezer in the home. They also discovered an electric saw, ropes, food seals, bottles of drinking water, soda and beer, according to authorities.
Mack was reported missing by family on July 4.
He lived with his 24-year-old Thai wife and had two sons from a previous relationship.
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