Bun Chee Nyhuis (May 5, 1950 - December 3, 1983) was a Thai-American woman who was murdered in late 1983 by her husband. Her skull was initially discovered in 1987 by a surveyor working through a wooded area that was part of a Boy Scout camp. He later informed authorities after returning from his home country; a year later, her partial skeletal remains in a shallow grave and was later identified through superimposition after her reconstruction was recognized by friends. Her husband was convicted in 1992 of capitol murder, receiving a life sentence with a chance of parole in 50 years.
- The case was detailed on the episode “The Talking Skull” during the original run of the series Forensic Files.
- The New Detectives also featured the case.
- Secrets of the Morgue included the murder as the subject of its seventeenth episode, titled “Intent to Kill,” in 2019.
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- Some sources lost the victim’s name as “BunChee” or “Buncheerapon.” Her last name is pronounced similarly to “Nye-house.”