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Man to be extradited from US over murder of Thai national Wachria ‘Mario’ Phetmag

American man to be extradited to Australia over the death of a Thai national who was found bound and gagged on the side of a Sydney road

  • A man is to be extradited from the US over murder of Wachira ‘Mario’ Phetmang
  • Mr Phetmang was Thai national whose body was found on Sydney road last year
  • The 33-year-old’s body found bound, gagged and wrapped in plastic on June 6
  • Australian authorities later issued an arrest warrant for Alex Dion in America 

A man is set to be extradited from the US over the murder of a Thai national in Sydney. 

A passing truck driver found Wachira ‘Mario’ Phetmang’s body bound, gagged, wrapped in plastic and covered in a mattress protector on the side of Homebush Bay Drive on June 6, 2018.

The 33-year-old was last seen alive on May 25 last year at a South Hurstville service station, a southern suburb in Sydney. 

Wachria ‘Mario’ Phetmang’s (pictured) body was found bound, gagged, wrapped in plastic and covered in a mattress protector on the side of Homebush Bay Drive on June 6 

Police identified the 33-year-old Thai national, who had been living in Australia for the previous 10 years, most recently at Hurstville.

A post mortem examination showed Mr Phetmang had been seriously assaulted and it was concluded he died from blunt-force trauma. 

NSW Police launched a search for his car, which is believed to have produced new leads.

Australian authorities issued an arrest warrant for Alex Dion, 38, over Mr Phetmang’s death, according to a federal search warrant filed by the FBI on Friday.

Dion, who was already in custody in San Diego on a domestic violence charge, is expected to be extradited to Australia on Friday.

Mr Phetmang (pictured) was last seen alive on May 25 last year at a South Hurstville service station, a southern suburb in Sydney

Mr Phetmang (pictured) was last seen alive on May 25 last year at a South Hurstville service station, a southern suburb in Sydney

Pictured is Homebush  Bay Drive, where the 33-year-old's body was discovered

Pictured is Homebush  Bay Drive, where the 33-year-old’s body was discovered

 

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