American English Teacher William Glenn Murdered in Cambodia

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Re: The Body of an American Found in Garbage Dump

Post by FreeSocrates! » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:57 pm

Milord wrote:
indigo_design wrote:Has anyone tried his phone no?
call me at 077602863
Probably not a good idea to call during an investigation.

edit, UT not a "bit odd", very odd. Who Googles anyone when they don't answer their phone? Maybe someone expecting NEWS?
Seems like a good idea to me.

How long since she talked to him before she started Googling?

Google News is pretty fast with breaking stories.
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Re: The Body of an American Found in Garbage Dump

Post by FreeSocrates! » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:59 pm

The last time the two spoke was on Monday night, she said.
Hmmm doesn't say which Monday...
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Re: The Body of an American Found in Garbage Dump

Post by Milord » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:00 pm

FS,
I see what you did there. lol
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Re: The Body of an American Found in Garbage Dump

Post by FreeSocrates! » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:03 pm

Oh yeah, not a good idea to call during investigation I'd think!
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Re: The Body of an American Found in Garbage Dump

Post by Username Taken » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:06 pm

Shame we don't have a Porky Pig. (posted about 20 minutes ago)
porky pig wrote:A police official stated that the victim had been a person of interest with American law enforcement, whom American Embassy officials had asked Cambodian police to help monitor.
Interesting development.
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Re: American English Teacher William Glenn Murdered in Cambo

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:31 pm


U.S. officials joined police yesterday in the investigation into the murder of William Glenn, the 43-year-old man from Mississippi found strangled to death and wrapped in a curtain in a garbage pile on the outskirts of Phnom Penh on Thursday, police said.

Investigators have yet to establish a motive for his murder, according to municipal penal police chief Eng Sorphea.

“Three officials from the U.S. Embassy joined the police investigation today, two Khmer men and one American [man] in civilian clothes,” he said. “We still don’t know the reasons behind this case but we are working very hard to identify the perpetrators.”

The body of the victim, who had only arrived in Cambodia from Bangkok two months ago and worked as an English teacher at several schools in the city, was discovered along a dirt road in Prek Pnov district.

Villagers reported seeing a tuk-tuk and motorcycle drive down the dirt road at 3 a.m. on Wednesday morning and then stop at the dumpsite, less than three hours before the body was found.

The victim’s wife, 44-year-old Nittaya Glenn, said from Bangkok that she had recently separated from her husband of five years but continued regular phone contact until communication stopped on Tuesday.

“He called me many times and said that some Cambodian people wanted something from him —he was afraid and wanted to leave quickly,” she said. The last time the two spoke was on Monday night, she said.

“I told him to move to China, where he worked before for six months. I told him I would pay for his flight so he could go,” she said.

Ms. Glenn said that she has not been notified by Cambodian or U.S. authorities of her husband’s death, and learned of it only when she could not contact him and searched the Internet for his name. She said she then phoned her husband’s mother in the U.S. and informed her of her son’s death.

Ms. Glenn said her husband had a drinking problem and could sometimes be aggressive but the problems had never been severe enough during their marriage to get him into serious trouble.

“Yes, we had marital problems like many people and he sometimes got into fights when he was drunk—but I don’t understand that in five years in Bangkok it was always sorted out, yet in two months in Cambodia he is murdered,” she said.

At Tattoo Guesthouse on Street 125 in Prampi Makara district, where the victim had been staying since May 25, receptionist Y Makara said police and “the FBI” had spent four hours searching the victim’s room on Thursday and taken all his belongings as evidence.

He said he was surprised when the victim did not return on Tuesday night because he usually kept to his routine, leaving at about 6:30 a.m. for work and returning in the evening.

“He was always sitting alone writing in a book or on his laptop, but he came back every night even at the weekends,” he said.

On arriving in Phnom Penh, William Glenn first checked into Green Guesthouse, further down Street 125, just after midnight on May 4 after arriving on a bus from Bangkok, 22-year-old receptionist Kim Chhern said.

“I only spoke to him when he arrived but when I saw him he was always alone and often drunk, though he was no trouble and only complained about the Internet,” he said.

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Re: American English Teacher William Glenn Murdered in Cambo

Post by potty » Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:01 pm

means, he was murdered while under surveillance of two nations?
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Re: American English Teacher William Glenn Murdered in Cambo

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:03 pm

Looks like he was sued or filed bankruptcy in 1996/1997.

Sounds like he was already on the FBI's watch list before he was murdered. I couldn't find anything else in the States though.

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Re: American English Teacher William Glenn Murdered in Cambo

Post by potty » Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:31 pm

monday or sunday, he apparently published the ad in the beijinger-paper seeking a position.
though, it seems he held quite a few teacher positions in PP?


very mysterious is the call to the school receptionist, that he would take the class at 05:30 pm, monday.
he missed the class.

monday he didnt return back to the hotel in the evening, what he always did even on weekends.

seems, that last confirmed contact was with his wife on monday afternoon?

one paper report said, he was found in shorts.
he wouldnt have gone to the class in shorts?
$400 were found with him.

there was only need to dispose of the body, when the crime scene was implicating.
a gang murder had taken the $400 away?
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Re: American English Teacher William Glenn Murdered in Cambo

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:38 pm

^ His wife said she told him to go to China to work and she'd post for his flight.

Honestly, I don't find it odd that an English teacher in Cambodia would confirm that they'll be there to teach, and then not show up.

Most schools are more surprised when teachers do show up than when they don't.

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