Thailand’s ‘Cannibal Killer’ laid to rest with prayer after 6 decades as museum oddity | The Coconuts Podcast | August 7, 2020

Executed for allegedly murdering children and eating their organs, Si Quey Sae-Ung, Thailand’s infamous “cannibal killer” and bogeyman to generations of children was recently laid to rest at a Buddhist temple in metro Bangkok in the wake of doubts about the extent of his crimes.

We speak with Todd Ruiz about this fantastical story and why doubts recently began to arise about the guilt of Si Quey, whose mummified corpse spent six decades on display at Bangkok’s Siriraj Medical Museum.


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