By THE NATION
After reviewing all the evidence, the meeting assigned one of its officers to travel to the Criminal Court to request an arrest warrant for Chaiwat Limlikhitaksorn, former superintendent of Kaeng Krachan National Park and 4 accomplices.
Billy was last seen in the park on April 17, 2014, when he was apprehended by Chaiwat, the park’s superintendent at the time, and four other officials for allegedly collecting wild-bee honey illegally. Billy was known to have had a continued dispute with Chaiwat, as the activist encouraged ethnic Karen living in the park to file a complaint against the park chief over alleged abuse.
In April 2019, human bones were retrieved from a submerged 200-litre oil drum found near a bridge leading to the Kaeng Krachan Dam in Phetchaburi. The drum contained two bones, including a piece of skull, which DNA testing identified as belonging to Billy.