Officials in Indianapolis filed murder charges Jan. 2 against alleged wife killer Peter Van Bawi Lian, 21, who remains at large and absent without leave from the U.S. Army after officials say he flew to Bangkok, Thailand.
The police investigation began on Dec. 23, 2018 after a dumpster-diving homeless woman in Indianapolis, Ind. found the body of Khuang Par, 27, stuffed in a suitcase. An autopsy ruled her death a homicide.
The National ENQUIRER has learned that Par had returned home to her family in Indianapolis, from Colorado Springs, Col., after suffering an alleged assault by Lian.
According to police documents, the soldier had choked his wife during an argument in November, allegedly yelling in their native Burmese language, “I’m going to kill you!”
Colorado Springs police arrested Lian on charges of second-degree assault and menacing, according to records, and issued a protective order for Par on Dec. 3.
Homicide detectives from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept. believe Lian had flown from Fort Carson, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Indianapolis to confront Par, and that he murdered her.
Records indicate that Lian caught a flight to Bangkok on Dec. 24, the day after Par’s murdered body was found.