A suspected murdered has been arrested for murdering and raping a 27 year old German tourist was raped and murdered on Koh Si Chang off the Chonburi coast on Sunday.
The murderer attempted to hide her battered and bloodied body on a hillside.
A police manhunt through the afternoon resulted in the evening arrest of a 24 year old Thai man who has admitted to the crime.
The 27 year old victim who police understand had been staying in Pattaya and was taking a day trip to the island after boarding a boat in Sri Racha. She had arrived at 12 noon and rented a motorbike.
Another tourist looking for a place to take pictures found her partially hidden under rocks and bracken on the hill leading up to the Chula Jorm Klao flag in the Thathewawong sub-district.
The suspect was named as 24 year old Ronnakorn Romreun. After a three hour interrogation he has reportedly admitted to the crime.
According to local media, he had approached the victim and been rebuffed. He then followed her and raped her before bludgeoning her to death to cover up his crime.
He has been charged with rape, murder and concealing a corpse.