Police are now hunting two Swedish men believed to be responsible for the murder of a Swede expat on August 1 2011.
Maxim Schantz, 25, migrated to Sweden from Russia at the age of three, died last night after being stabbed in the throat outside his home in Koh Kaew, Phuket.
According to online medias, police have named Tommy Viktor Söderlund, 26 and Carl Johan Hellbacken, 36, as the prime suspect.
The two suspects was in February 2011 arrested in Pattaya charged with working in Thailand without work permits. They worked in, what the police at that time called, an internet scam operation.
The online media, Phuket News, reporting on the case says that Mr Söderlund and Mr Schantz had had a falling out over business and a woman, Phuket police believe. Both men were involved in a marketing operation together in Sweden, and later in Pattaya.
Phuket News tells that horrified residents of The Lantern looked on last night about 9pm as Mr Schantz, bleeding from a stab wound to the neck, staggered to the Phuket City compound’s gate security post and cried for help but died on the ground.