On April 29, Alona Savchenko, 24, and her partner Jan Jerzy Lagoda-Filippow, 25, booked into the Key Sathorn-Charoenraj hotel-apartment in Bangkok.
After discovering his Ukrainian model lover horrifically dismembered in a luxury flat in Thailand, a Polish guy was detained.
The West End of London’s Covent Garden was the registered address of Lagoda-Filippow’s advertising company, and Ms. Savchenko had previously performed photo shoots for him.
According to reports, Surachai Sabaibang, the taxi’s driver, called the hotel to report Lagoda-Filippow’s odd behaviour after his customer allegedly used the Google Translate app to request assistance dismembering a body.
After receiving the call from Mr Surachai, hotel staff proceeded to examine the couple’s 32nd-floor room where they discovered Ms Savchenko’s mutilated body on the bed.
Paramedics found that she had also suffered a stab wound to her chest in addition to having her head half severed and a deep cut from her neck to her left shoulder.
Near her body was a 2-foot-long saw that was covered in blood. Investigators estimate that Ms. Savchenko had been dead for about a day when she was found, indicating that she had been murdered over the weekend before Lagoda-Filippow tried to flee.
“I picked up the dubious passenger,” the driver remarked. “He told me through Google Translate that he wanted to gamble at a casino. He then asked me through the app to help dismember his girlfriend’s body for 1,500 baht ($44) when he was unable to find an appropriate location to play.”
Mr. Surachai reportedly dropped Lagoda-Filippow off at a hotel in Bangkok’s Sathorn area before calling the hotel he had been staying at after becoming alarmed by the scary request.
s seen on surveillance footage from the hallway smiling as they make their way to the hotel room. Security personnel, however, started to have suspicions on the morning of May 15 when the Polish tourist hurriedly and alone exited the building while dragging his luggage behind him and acting agitatedly.
Shortly after hotel personnel discovered Ms. Savchenko’s body, border officials were alerted, and on Monday evening Lagoda-Filippow was apprehended at the Aranyaprathet border post, which is located 135 miles away in the province of Sa Kaeo.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Pongpun Phonharn, from the Wat Phraya Krai district station, said: ‘The victim arrived at the condo with her boyfriend on April 29, but he left without her at around noon on May 15. We learned that he had hired a taxi to take him to Sa Kaeo province. He was likely trying to cross the border to Cambodia. The suspect was very calm when he was arrested. It was about 4am this morning when he was caught.
‘He drank coffee as normal in his cell and started exercising, like it was his normal morning routine. He did not say anything.
‘We have contacted the Polish Embassy and made arrangements for embassy officials to arrive later today.”