American Expat Ken Cramer (LTO) and Owner of Canby Publications Drowns in Tonle Sap River, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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American Expat Ken Cramer (LTO) and Owner of Canby Publications Drowns in Tonle Sap River, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:04 pm

Long time American expat living in Phnom Penh and friend to many, Ken Cramer, 55, Fell Into The Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, At around 7:50 pm on 07 December 2016, at Titanic restaurant located in Wat Phnom commune, Daun Penh district, Phnom Penh, a 55 year old American, Ken Cramer fell into the river as he was walking from a boat, Cambo Cruise. His friend said that Mr. Ken didn't drink at all and he fell into the river because the gangway was slippery due to rain. At around 10:00 am his body was still missing. Police were deployed to help out at the scene.

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Ken Cramer has been a longtime member of the Cambodia Expat forums, and if you want to pay your respects you can do so here, a topic where his friend has broken the news about his untimely death: https://cambodiaexpatsonline.com/general ... 11922.html

May Ken/LTO rest in peace.
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Re: Ken Kramre, 55, American Fell Into The River, Still Disappear

Post by franzjaeger » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:34 am

That's really terribly saddening to hear, he was a great poster, one of the best, a voice of reason.

Really sorry about that.

poor kids, :-(
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Re: Ken Kramre, 55, American Fell Into The River, Still Disappear

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:48 am

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Re: American Expat Ken Cramer (LTO) and Owner of Canby Publications Drowns in Tonle Sap River, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by Cicero » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:44 am

I posted the same message on another form but the sentiment remains.

Hello friends.

This is LTO's daughter. I would like to inform you all that LTO has not been confirmed to be dead or alive yet so there is still a chance my mother will be able to find him here. Please send your prayers and wishes and contact me here if you see anything. There is faith.

-Kena.
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Re: American Expat Ken Cramer (LTO) and Owner of Canby Publications Drowns in Tonle Sap River, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:54 am

Updated news

The body of Ken Cramer was found on Thursday night floating downstream of where the boats were docked. His relatives were alerted about the finding. He was wrapped in a plastic bag and lifted up from the water and was later taken away on a boat from the place where his body was found.

A lot of videos of the scene were live on Facebook, mostly shooting from a distance, as there was request from his family to not shoot upon his face.
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Re: American Expat Ken Cramer (LTO) and Owner of Canby Publications Drowns in Tonle Sap River, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by John Bingham » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:14 am

Does anyone have a good picture of Ken? I was just thinking a few days back, before this, that he was one poster I'd "known" for years, but couldn't put a face to. I'm pretty sure I did know him.
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Re: RE: Re: American Expat Ken Cramer (LTO) and Owner of Canby Publications Drowns in Tonle Sap River, Phnom Penh, Cambo

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:56 am

John Bingham wrote:Does anyone have a good picture of Ken? I was just thinking a few days back, before this, that he was one poster I'd "known" for years, but couldn't put a face to. I'm pretty sure I did know him.
I have a random picture of him somewhere from one of the CEO meet-ups or something I think. Not sure if I can even find it.

Glasses, shaved head, if that helps jog your memory. Maybe even had a white goatee last time I saw him, but it's been a year or 2.

Man, I've been thinking about him all day. Really goes to show that your time can come at any random minute of any random day without a single hint of warning.
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Re: American Expat Ken Cramer (LTO) and Owner of Canby Publications Drowns in Tonle Sap River, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by rozzieoz » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:20 am

RIP :(


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Re: American Expat Ken Cramer (LTO) and Owner of Canby Publications Drowns in Tonle Sap River, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:20 am

Article published before the body was discovered.

US Man Presumed Dead After Tonle Sap Fall
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/us-m ... ll-121745/
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Re: RE: Re: American Expat Ken Cramer (LTO) and Owner of Canby Publications Drowns in Tonle Sap River, Phnom Penh, Cambo

Post by General Mackevili » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:19 pm

John Bingham wrote:Does anyone have a good picture of Ken? I was just thinking a few days back, before this, that he was one poster I'd "known" for years, but couldn't put a face to. I'm pretty sure I did know him.
Here is a picture to remember him by:

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I'll add this to the topic LoudJohn started as well.
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