A BRIT-based businessman chillingly smiled as he strolled right into a luxurious lodge together with his Ukrainian mannequin girlfriend earlier than allegedly hacking her to loss of life with a noticed.
Jan Jerzy Lagoda-Filippow, 25, is accused of butchering his accomplice Alona Savchenko, 24, on the swanky flats in Bangkok, Thailand.
The couple had checked into the Key Sathorn-Charoenraj hotel-apartment on April 29 and seemed to be in good spirits.
Lagoda-Filippow had an promoting enterprise registered in Covent Backyard, London, and Alona had beforehand executed photoshoots for him.
Disturbing CCTV footage captured the pair laughing and joking within the hall as they made their strategy to their hotel room on the thirty second ground.
However Alona by no means emerged – whereas Lagoda-Filippow hurriedly left the constructing alone together with his baggage on the morning of Could 15.
The promoting tycoon’s hasty exit, coupled together with his anxious manner, raised the suspicions of safety guards on the unique complicated.
Video reveals the vacationer shaking uncontrollably as he steps out of the carry whereas lugging his suitcase behind him.
Lagoda-Filippow then flagged down a taxi, pushed by Surachai Sabaibang, 56, who he instructed to take him to “any on line casino.”
The dialog is then stated to have taken a darker flip, because the cabbie claimed his passenger used the Google Translate app to beg for assist chopping up Alona’s physique.
He allegedly provided a surprised Surachai 1,500 baht (£35) for his help with the grotesque process.
The involved taxi driver dropped him off in Bangkok’s Sathorn district earlier than calling his lodge to alert them about their visitor’s erratic behaviour and seemingly drunk look.
Workers then checked the couple’s room and horrifically discovered Alona’s dismembered physique dumped on the mattress.
Her face was lined in blood and her head had been partially severed with a deep slash from her neck to her left shoulder.
The sufferer’s left hand had additionally been minimize off on the wrist whereas paramedics discovered a stab wound on her chest.
Police then found a 2ft lengthy noticed coated in blood that had been purchased from a close-by ironmongery shop subsequent to her corpse.
Investigators consider Alona had been lifeless for round a day earlier than she was discovered, suggesting she was killed the earlier weekend.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Pongpun Phonharn, from the Wat Phraya Krai district station, stated: “The sufferer arrived on the apartment together with her boyfriend on April 29, however he left with out her at round midday on Could 15.
“We discovered that he had employed a taxi for 1,500 baht ($44) to take him to Sa Kaeo province.
“He was probably making an attempt to cross the border to Cambodia.”
Officers contacted taxi driver Surachai for questioning following the grisly discovery.
The motive force stated: “I picked up the suspicious passenger, who instructed me via Google Translate that he wished to play at a on line casino.
“When he couldn’t discover a appropriate place to play, he then requested me via the app to assist dismember his girlfriend’s physique for 1,500 baht ($44).”
Cops later obtained CCTV footage of the couple collectively on the lodge simply days earlier than Lagoda-Filippow was seen leaving by himself.
It was forwarded to immigration police so border officers had been on alert in case the businessman tried to flee the nation.
He was apprehended on Monday night on the Aranyaprathet border checkpoint, 135 miles away in Sa Kaeo province.
The 25-year-old was detained on the Wat Phraya Krai Police Station for interrogation whereas police knowledgeable the Polish Embassy of his arrest. Investigations stay ongoing.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Pongpun Phonharn added: “The suspect was very calm when he was arrested. It was about 4am this morning when he was caught.
“He drank espresso as regular in his cell and began exercising, prefer it was his regular morning routine. He didn’t say something.
“We’ve contacted the Polish Embassy, and made preparations for embassy officers to reach later in the present day.”