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Who is Thailand’s Serial Killer? Somkid Pumpuang Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Police hunt serial killer Somkid Pumpuang dubbed Thailand's Jack the Ripper after he was let out for good behaviour

Somkid Pumpuang Wiki – Bio

Somkid Pumpuang was sentenced to life in 2005 for the killing of five women believed to be involved in the sex and nightlife industry, leading the media to dub him Thailand’s “Jack the Ripper.”

Somkid was deemed an ‘excellent prisoner’ and released in May, the Thai corrections department said in a statement today.
Seven months later authorities want to rearrest him in connection with the murder of a 51-year-old hotel maid in northeastern Thailand.

Somkid Pumpuang Age

He is 55 year old.

Somkid Pumpuang Serial Killer

Police are hunting a serial killer dubbed Thailand’s Jack the Ripper who is feared to have murdered another woman months after his release from prison.

Several police stations in the area are cooperating in the hunt for the serial killer, case officer Chatchawin Srikaeolor said.

‘We believe that the murder took place on Sunday morning,’ he said.

Authorities are also offering a 50,000 baht (£1,250 or $1,650) reward for information leading to his capture.

Thailand’s crime suppression division posted a picture of Somkid on its Facebook page under the heading ‘Most Wanted’.

Somkid Victims

One victim was killed in January, and the other four in June that year. The serial murders led to the Thai  media dubbing him “Jack the Ripper of Thailand”.


Pol Col Khajonrit Wongrat, chief of Kranuan police station, said on Tuesday that Somkid Phumphuang got to know Rassami Mulichan, 51, via Facebook, then moved into her house in Kranuan district on Dec 2 — 13 days before she was murdered.
“The investigation has made much progress… I am confident that he will be arrested soon,” he said.
A warrant for Somkid’s arrest had been distributed to leaders of local communities, Pol Col Khajonrit said, and described the suspect as a “dangerous man”.
“Detectives from Kranuan station, the Khon Kaen police office and Provincial Police Region 4 are looking for clues to the whereabouts of the criminal.

Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Somkid Pumpuang was sentenced to life in 2005 for the killing of five women
  • He was deemed an ‘excellent prisoner’ and released from jail in May this year
  • But police now want to arrest him again over death of a 51-year-old hotel maid