On March 13, not long ago, the drainage team in Chahuagang district, Deyang city, Sichuan province, China cleaned and unblocked the drain after receiving many complaints about the condition of the water. slowly from the people in the area.
However, in the process of disposing of dirt and garbage accumulated in the sewer, the staff were met with panic and rushed to call the police when they discovered a decomposing body fragment lying in the sewer.
The body was accidentally found under the manhole cover.
Based on the experience of handling the case, the police carried out a search of all manhole covers in the area. Even more creepy, in a nearby manhole cover, two more corpses were also in the process of decomposing. After the forensic examination, the police said that all 3 bodies found were female, the time of death is believed to have been more than 2 years.
At the same time, on the body and the scene where the victims’ bodies were found, there were not any objects found to prove the identities of the three ill-fated women. Even in the past 2 years, local police have not received any missing reports that match the 3 victims. This makes the police investigation process extremely difficult.
The suspicious thing is that the two sewers where the bodies were found are located right next to the security room, where there are always people on duty 24/24. If the murderer brought the body here and hid it, the security guard would surely recognize it. However, the strange thing is that the security guard at this residential area did not notice anything unusual in his shift. It was this contradiction that helped the police find the truth of the case.
The police encountered many difficulties in the investigation process.
The killer’s dark past
Focusing on investigating the security forces of the residential area in the past three years, a security guard named Lai Hung Phat has caught the attention of the police. It is known that at the time the victim was killed, this person had stolen all the electricity and water bills of 3,000 yuan for the whole area and disappeared. Not only that, the police also discovered that he had been sentenced to 6 years in prison in 1984.
Before going to prison, Lai Hung Phat initially had a stable job with a happy family, but everything changed after he met a young, beautiful female colleague who abused women. this. Because of clear evidence, he was sentenced to 6 years in prison. Unable to accept her husband, his wife filed for divorce and left with the child.
The perpetrator has a history of sexual assault.
After being released from prison, Lai Hung Phat was homeless, had no job, and had a criminal record, so it was not easy to find a job. Only later did he get a job as a security guard in a residential area and decided to start over. During his work here, he was commented by the people as having a friendly attitude and won the sympathy of the people living around.
After confirming the identity of the perpetrator, the identity of the victims and the crime process were also clarified. The first victim was Truong Le (18 years old), living alone in Duong Duc and working in a hot pot restaurant near this residential area. The next two unlucky women were identified as Duong Yen (16 years old) and Ta Phuong (38 years old).
All three women met and had a romantic relationship with the perpetrator Lai Hung Phat, who always proved to be friendly and trustworthy. However, after living together for a while, all 3 kept asking for benefits. Because he did not have a high income and had to endure unreasonable demands from his lover, during the quarrels, Lai Hung Phat lost his temper and killed these women, then hid the victim’s body underneath. drain.
All 3 victims were killed by 1 scenario.
Notably, the common point of these three women is that they are not in regular contact with their family or the family is not interested in their whereabouts. This partly explains why the police did not receive any information about the search for relatives.
After killing 3 lives, Lai Hung Phat did not dare to stay in Duong Duc anymore, so he ran away with the electricity and water bill of 3,000 yuan (more than 10 million VND) and disappeared since then. If it wasn’t for a serious sewer blockage, it is likely that the secret about the 3 bodies would still be hidden in the dark sewer.
Immediately after investigating the truth of the matter, the perpetrator Lai Hung Phat was caught by the police and subject to legal punishment.