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Backpacker raped and murdered hours after arriving in Thailand

A backpacker was found dead yesterday night after being brutally raped and murdered hours after arriving on a Thai island.

Miriam Beelte, 26, from Hildesheim, Germany, was discovered dumped behind rocks with severe head wounds on idyllic Koh Si Chang.

Killer Ronnakorn Romruen, 24, later confessed to the murder – and was filmed showing police how he repeatedly smashed her face with a rock.

Man admits to raping and murdering German backpacker, 26, while 'high on meth' on idyllic Thai island after he smashed her face on a rock when she refused sex Miriam Beelte, 26, was on holiday in Pattaya when she took a trip to Koh Sichang She rented a motorbike before local man Ronnakorn Romruen, 24, accosted her Police say Romruen asked her for sex then began following her when she refused He admitted raping her then beating her to death to stop her reporting the crime

Miriam Beelte, 26, from Hildesheim, Germany, was discovered dumped behind rocks with severe head wounds on idyllic Koh Si Chang

The local confessed he had pestered Miriam for sex but when she refused, he followed her into the woodland and pinned her to the ground before raping her.

When Romruen was arrested a few hours later, he police he deliberately murdered Miriam by repeatedly hitting her in the face with a rock to stop her from reporting the attack.

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He then tried to hide the blood-spattered body under leaves in a small gap between rocks.

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At a police conference in Chonburi province yesterday afternoon, Ronnakorn wore a blue bag over his head as he was paraded to the public.

A police worker in a yellow t-shirt then laid on the ground as Ronnakorn demonstrated with a brick how he battered Miriams face until she lost consciousness.

He told police that he had taken methamphetamine at the time of the time.

He then returned home and washed his clothes in a bid to hide the evidence.

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Man admits to raping and murdering German backpacker, 26, while 'high on meth' on idyllic Thai island after he smashed her face on a rock when she refused sex Miriam Beelte, 26, was on holiday in Pattaya when she took a trip to Koh Sichang She rented a motorbike before local man Ronnakorn Romruen, 24, accosted her Police say Romruen asked her for sex then began following her when she refused He admitted raping her then beating her to death to stop her reporting the crime

Killer Ronnakorn Romruen, 24, later confessed to the murder – and was filmed showing police how he repeatedly smashed her face with a rock

Man admits to raping and murdering German backpacker, 26, while 'high on meth' on idyllic Thai island after he smashed her face on a rock when she refused sex Miriam Beelte, 26, was on holiday in Pattaya when she took a trip to Koh Sichang She rented a motorbike before local man Ronnakorn Romruen, 24, accosted her Police say Romruen asked her for sex then began following her when she refused He admitted raping her then beating her to death to stop her reporting the crime

He then tried to hide the blood-spattered body under leaves in a small gap between rocks

Miriam was found a few hours later just before 6pm by a local resident who alerted police and the island was sealed off.

Speaking today, Police Colonel Angkul Sarakul said Ronnakorn confessed to the murder.

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He said: This is how he did it. This is how he killed the tourist. He used a rock to hit her in the face.

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Police Colonel Sarakul said that Ronnakorn would be charged with premeditated murder, rape and concealing a body.

He has been detained at the ChonRead More – Source

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