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The Murder Case Of Jules Odekerken - Nov. 17, 2003

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Mods, please accept this topic in 'General news' as the family of this brutally murdered Dutchman ask as many people as possible to attend the Court, tomorrow Wednesday November 7th.

I tried to find news but couldn't find anything on this case on Thaivisa, sorry.

The MURDER CASE of Ir. (Engineer) Jules Odekerken - 46, a Dutchman who was brutally murdered on November 17, 2003.

post-13995-1194305427_thumb.jpg Jules Odekerken

Jules Odekerken met his wife, Marisa Prommana, on one of his business trips. They moved (together with Marisa's firstborn from another marriage) and married in Holland on April 4, 1997 and had a babygirl Massaya but Marisa couldn't adapt to Jules' country so they moved to Thailand end 1998.

He worked in Bangkok for the Rabobank, a large Dutch Bank. Later he started his own business in BKK. His wife claimed she couldn't stand the 'air' in BKK so they moved to Pattaya where they lived in a big villa. During the week Jules worked in BKK and spent his weekends in Pattaya.

post-13995-1194305108_thumb.jpg Photobook of Jules Odekerken where he also receives an award from Princess Ubonratana.

His Thai wife Marisa Prommana, an ex-prostitute who also ran a brothel, who is suspected of arranging his murder (but free on bail at the moment -but not sure if she still is). Her brother Seksan Pornhommana and her lover Anupong Sutthani are the other suspects.

It is said the Anupong is a Mayor of a village in Southern Thailand and has influential high-so contacts...he was free on bail because he claims to be innocent. Not anymore I suspect.

Her brother Seksan was already convicted for another murder (before the murder on Jules Odekerken) but 'bought' free by his sister, with money from Jules Odekerken...

Jules and his wife had 2 children, a girl -Massaya- and a boy -Sob Chai-; Jules didn't know the boy was not his. Sob Chai was from Marisa's lover, Anupong.

Marisa had another child -Kawiphan- from a previous marriage but Jules treated her as his own daughter.

post-13995-1194305232_thumb.jpg The wife's brother Seksan Pornhommana;

Confessed murderer Seksan Pornhommana reenacts the crime for police.

post-13995-1194305297.jpg The wife's lover Annupong Sutthani

Anupong Suthithani, a municipal public works officer in the southern province of Chumporn, denied the charges, but evidence against him is piling up.

Wednesday November 7th, 2007 at 10.00 o'clock the Court in Pattaya/Jomtien, Thrappayaroad, will speak the verdicts in the brutal murder.

Jules Odekerken website -also in English-:

http://www.julesodekerken.com/

and:

http://www.julesodekerken.com/ where Jules Odekerken receives an award from Princess Ubonratana.

The news from November 28, 2003:

Two men arrested for brutal murder of Dutch national

Mutilated corpse found in Banglamung rubbish dump

Boonlua Chatree

Two men, including a municipal official, have been arrested and charged with the brutal murder of Jules Marcel Nicol Odekerken, a Dutch News agent and freelance reporter.

The body of Jules Marcel Nicol Odekerken, 46, was found early Monday morning on November 17 in a rubbish bin behind Bavaria Village in Banglamung. The victim, almost unrecognizable, had been strangled, shot in the back and a large concrete post had been slammed on top of the body, disfiguring most facial features.

Later that day police found the dead man’s bloodstained vehicle on Sukhumvit Road near Central Pattaya. The car was taken to Banglamung police station where forensic teams went through it looking for clues.

Regional police officials became involved after receiving news of the brutal crime. The dead man’s wife, Malissa Pornhommana, her brother, Seksan Pornhommana, and two of their friends were brought in for an interview. They were released but were told not to leave the area.

Following an all night interrogation, Seksan Pornhommana eventually confessed to the crime saying that the instigator was a man by the name of Anupong Suthithani, a municipal public works officer in the southern province of Chumporn. A warrant for the arrest of Anupong aka ‘Daeng’ was immediately issued and he was arrested at his office in Chumporn on November 18 and extradited to Pattaya for questioning.

On Wednesday November 19, Seksan re-enacted the crime and described how he and Anupong strangled the foreigner and transported the body by car to the garbage site. Anupong told police that he agreed to help the municipal officer after ‘Daeng’ had helped clear him of a theft charge in the province of Suratthani a few years ago.

Through a re-enactment of the slaying, Seksan told police how they strangled the man as Anupong drove the car to the dumpsite. However, when Odekerken regained his senses, the foreigner was shot in the back, tossed into the rubbish tip and a large concrete block was dropped on the victim’s head. The car was subsequently abandoned on Sukhumvit Road, near Central Pattaya.

Anupong denied any involvement in the killing; however, he did say that he had stayed at the residence over the Loy Krathong festival to watch the long boat races before flying back to Chumporn for work. Investigating officers say that although he is within his rights to deny the charges, they have enough evidence for a conviction. Anupong has been detained and refused bail.

Seksan explained to police that since Anupong’s involvement in clearing his previous criminal case, the man had become fond of his sister and he suspected that they were lovers. Officers also suspect that another motive for the attack was the fact that Odekerken had a large amount of assets and two life insurance policies in Thailand and abroad, estimated at a total value of around 200 million baht.

The plot thickened as Anupong continued to maintain his innocence, claiming that he did not know the dead man or his wife. Those close to the Malissa Pornhommana told investigating officers a different story, saying that Daeng had a child with Malissa a number of years ago and that he had also threatened to kill her if she did not hand over money and a vehicle.

Police called in on Malissa, Odekerken’s legal wife who told police that the story was in fact true and that Daeng had threatened to kill her in the past. Officers confiscated photos of the pair together as further evidence after which she went into hiding fearing reprisals from Daeng’s dark influences.

The two men have been charged with first-degree murder and if found guilty, they could be sentenced to death.

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From: http://www.pattayamail.com/539/news.shtml

Note:

The family of Jules Odekerken politely ask anyone interested and/or familiar with this murder case to come to the trial to support the family, on Wednesday, November 7th, which is TOMORROW.

LaoPo :o

Edited by LaoPo

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a large concrete block was dropped on the victim’s head, disfiguring most facial features.

I recall reading about this murder at the time as this exceptionally brutal aspect stands out. I'll be interested to see how justice turns out for the trio tomorrow.

Edited by sriracha john

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Unfortunately will not be able to attend. My spirit are with the entire family. Hopefully this will not be a verdic of us versa them verdict. Pray for justic.

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May they rot in hel_l. Wish I could attend the Court tomorrow. :o

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Good thing you reported this topic on the forum Laopao .

I stay a bit to far to attend , really hope the guilty get what they deserve .

Please keep us fellow countrymen up to date about the verdict ,

its a very brutal murder and its just to said for words ,

my thoughts are with his family .

The one thing I do not read about anywhere

is what happened with his kids , hope they are taking care of

well , cause they are also victims .

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Lets hope there is some justice in this horrible case.

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Any up dates on this?

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Any up dates on this?

well the 7ths come and gone ,any news yet on the verdict ............

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Any up dates on this?

well the 7ths come and gone ,any news yet on the verdict ............

The 7th has come but not yet gone.

***off-topic comment removed--see post below*** sbk

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Off-topic posts have been deleted or edited.

Lets show some sensitivity to the family of the deceased shall we? As the family could very well be reading this, perhaps think how you would feel if it were your son or brother before posting.

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So, back to the question before the pedants came out. Has there been any news on this? Or do the courts here stay open until the late hours of the day on cases such as these, hence no verdict delivered at this point?

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So, back to the question before the pedants came out. Has there been any news on this? Or do the courts here stay open until the late hours of the day on cases such as these, hence no verdict delivered at this point?

I am not in Thailand now but couldn't find anything else yet on the verdicts so far.

I have written to Pattaya People and asked them the outcome.

I will inform about the answer here as soon as I get an answer.

LaoPo

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What court was the trial held at?

Wednesday November 7th, 2007 at 10.00 o'clock the Court in Pattaya/Jomtien, Thrappayaroad, will speak the verdicts in the brutal murder.

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Off-topic posts have been deleted or edited.

Lets show some sensitivity to the family of the deceased shall we? As the family could very well be reading this, perhaps think how you would feel if it were your son or brother before posting.

Thank you and very true, eg. this thread is listed at #1 after a Google search on "Odekerken Thailand"

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