Published On: Thu, Nov 14th, 2013

Police investigating death of Katherine Ann Grgich, California woman found murdered in Cambodian jungle

Cambodia officials are investigation the murder of a California woman who was visiting Koh Rong island, says the woman’s family.

Katherine Ann Grgich

Katherine Ann Grgich

Katherine Ann Grgich, age 55, a massage therapist from Palm Springs, California was found dead on Oct. 1 near the resort where she was staying.

Grgich was missing for several days, her luggage still in the hotel, before officials located her body on a trail in the jungle near the resort.

Now a full police investigation is underway.

“At first, they claimed it was a natural death,” said Grgich’s father, George Grgich, 82, of Santa Barbara. “We insisted they look into it, and police cooperated. … They revised it, saying she must have been attacked from behind because there were cuts on the back of her head.”

Cambodian law enforcement are searching for a suspect in the case, but have not released the identity of the suspected killer. Investigators zeroed in on this suspect after some of the victim’s missing belongings — likely a laptop or camera — were found in his house, George Grgich said.

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