Three Germans and a Pakistani with Thai nationality have been arrested for the murder of a German businessman in Pattaya. The dismembered body of the 62-year-old victim was found in a freezer at a rented house.
Suspect Arrests and Background
The three German nationals are Petra Christl Grundgreif (54), Olaf Thorsten Brinkmann (52), and Nicole Frevel (52). They all denied any involvement in the killing of the 62-year-old German businessman, Hans Peter Mack, whose body was found dismembered in a freezer at a rented house.
The fourth suspect, 27-year-old Shahrukh Karim Uddin, who holds both Pakistani and Thai nationality, was arrested in Kanchanaburi while attempting to flee across the border to Myanmar.
According to the investigators, Mack was last seen on July 4th when he left his house in Swiss Paradise housing estate in Pattaya to meet a foreign property broker. Five days later, Mack’s silver Mercedes-Benz E350 coupe was found in a parking lot with stains of a chemical cleanser inside, likely used to destroy evidence.
Surveillance footage showed Mack meeting Petra Christl Grundgreif at a café in Nong Prue, Bang Lamung district, on the same day. They later drove to a pool villa in Soi Chaiyaphreuk 1, where Mack is believed to have been murdered.
Investigators suspect that the other suspects were waiting for Mack at the villa and forced him to transfer money into their bank accounts before killing him and cutting up his body. Mack’s body was cut into 13 parts and placed into three plastic bags before being stored in the freezer.
Suspects’ Health Issues
During their time in police custody, both Ms. Grundgreif and Ms. Frevel received medical treatment. Ms. Grundgreif experienced chest pains and was treated by medics from the Sawang Boriroonthamsathan rescue foundation, while Ms. Frevel was treated for a self-inflicted knife wound on her wrist.
The police are continuing their investigation and questioning the suspects. All four individuals will be taken to Pattaya Provincial Court, where police will apply to detain them for another 12 days while the investigation proceeds.