DNA samples sought of over Thai 100 policemen

  • A team investigating the murder of a Japanese tourist in Thailand's Sukhothai province in 2007, will collect DNA samples and fingerprints of over 100 border patrol policemen who underwent training at a camp near the crime scene, the media reported on Friday. On November 25, 2007, Tomoko Kawashita, 27, was found stabbed to death near Wat Saphan Hin in the Sukhothai Historical Park. The border police officers have since been transferred to other provinces, including Chiang Mai, Nan, Phetchabun and Trat, while some have retired or passed away. However, Jaramporn Suramanee, special cases adviser at the Department of Special Investigation (DSI), instructed the team to collect samples from all the officers. They will also collect samples from the relatives of the deceased border police officers.