Police hunt for a murderer who raped and strangled the British backpacker in Thailand for another week in 2000
Race against time to find a murderer who raped the British backpacker in 2000 and strangled him in a Thai guest house with only a few days to go before the 20-year limitation period ends
- Kirsty Jones, 23, from Tredomen, Powys, was killed in a two-year trip
- Dyfed-Powys Police officers have been on site in Chiang Mai to assist
- Under Thai law, officers have only 20 years to charge someone with a criminal offense
Police have only seven days to find out who killed a Welsh backpacker in Thailand as the 20-year limitation period expires.
23-year-old Kirsty Jones from Tredomen, near Brecon in Powys, was raped and strangled in a guest house in Thailand during an August 2000 trip.
Dyfed-Powys police only have a week before the law ends on August 10.
23-year-old Kirsty Jones from Tredomen, near Brecon in Powys, was raped and strangled in a guest house in Thailand on an August 2000 trip.
The University of Liverpool graduate was three months on a two-year trip around the world when she was murdered.
She was found dead in a room at Aree guest house in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, 700 kilometers north of Bangkok.
British officers have been on site to assist with the investigation.
The University of Liverpool graduate was three months into a two-year world trip to Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America when she was murdered
Mrs. Jones, a farmer’s daughter, had planned a worldwide adventure in Asia, Australia and New Zealand before ending up in South America.
Under Thai law, officers say the police have only 20 years to accuse someone of a crime BBC.
If convicted, the crime could be punishable by death, or someone could be sentenced to life imprisonment or a 20-year sentence.
Dyfed-Powys police said the officers met with police officers in Chiang Mai “to obtain information about their investigation and to assist in forensic investigation of exhibits.”
A spokesman said the police have “firm thoughts” on restrictions as the investigation continues.
Despite a number of arrests and a £ 10,000 reward for information, no one has ever been charged with murder.
Dyfed-Powys Police Officers Have Only One Week to Find Who Killed Ms. Jones Before the Law Ends on August 10
Ms. Jones decided from the age of 14 that she wanted to take a gap year before going to college and leaving for Australia in 1996.
After a safe and successful journey, the smart A-level student had fallen in love with traveling.
She completed a degree in English and media studies in 1999 and then worked a year to fund her next big trip.
Her mother Sue Jones, pictured on the right, said the family knew that “it is unlikely that much will change” or that “someone would come forward”
Her family said they had no reason to worry about traveling the second time because she was older, wiser and more experienced
In a previous interview, her mother Sue Jones said the family knew that “it is unlikely that much will change” or “someone would come forward.”
“I just hope we’ve done everything we can for Kirsty, and that she can rest in peace after twenty years,” she said.
The former student was found dead in a room at Aree Guest House in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, 700 kilometers north of Bangkok