The bail request of Jan Jerzy Lagoda-Filippow, a Polish tourist accused of murdering and dismembering his Ukrainian girlfriend at a high-rise condo in Bangkok, Thailand, has been denied by the South Bangkok Criminal Court.
The court rejected the request, stating that the accused is a flight risk, as he has already attempted to flee the country for Cambodia in the past. Lagoda-Filippow is 25 years old.
On Monday evening, Lagoda-Filippow was apprehended at the Khlong Luek Border Checkpoint in Aranyapratheth district, Sa Keao province. He is suspected of killing and mutilating Alona Savchenko, a Ukrainian citizen who was 25 years old.
Reportedly, the suspect used a handsaw to dismember Savchenko’s body after stabbing her in the chest on the 32nd floor of the Key Sathorn-Charoenraj condo building in the Bang Kho Laem district. Her head was almost completely severed.
On Monday afternoon, a taxi driver picked up Lagoda-Filippow, who reportedly asked for assistance in dismembering and disposing of his girlfriend’s body using Google Translate.
The driver alerted the condo’s security guard of the strange request, leading to the discovery of the victim, Savchenko. An autopsy revealed that she had been killed at least 24 hours before her body was found.
Savchenko worked as a marketing specialist for an Estonian company and had a degree in English language and literature from Zaporizhzhia National University in Ukraine, as well as completed a business course at Guangdong University of Finance in China. Lagoda-Fillipow is the owner of an advertising firm registered in London.