CPU Investigation Underway in Mondolkiri

Mondolkiri: Task Force Romeo investigating the horrific murder of an 11yr old in Mondolkirri

On the 28th of October, 2018, at about 3pm, in Koh Leak District, 11yr old Choch Lien rode his bike for the 5km trek from his house to rice fields where he tended his families water buffalos.

At 5pm he had not returned home so his father went looking for him. As night was falling his father returned home informed his wife and other family members and retrieved a torch and recommended the search. At about 6.30pm his parents discovered their sons body among long grass off to the side of a dirt track. The child had received horrific injuries resulting in his death. Both parents carried their son to their moto and transported him home where police were called.

CPU were notified along with Mondolkirri Police Command and together attended the crime scene on the 29th of October.

The viciousness and ferocity of the attack has stunned investigators. It was obvious that a heavy long bladed weapon was used.

A task force has been established to investigate this horrific and senseless murder.

“This is one of the most violent and horrific scenes involving the death of a child we have had to investigate”

RIP little one. We will not rest until the person or persons who did this are bought to justice.

Child Protection Unit

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