- The Asian man dumped her body behind a mosque.
Earlier in October, the 31-year-old waitress Pinky Pamittan - at a Qurum hotel - went missing and staff at the hotel where she worked alerted police after she failed to turn up.
On Friday (last week), officers found Pinky's body dumped in a wadi behind Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.
Royal Oman Police quickly detained a number of co-workers, all Asian nationals, and announced this week that one of them, a man, had confessed to her murder, Times of Oman reported.
According to a police spokesman, the man claimed that Pinky owed him money: "She asked him for a loan. She created an enemy and he took revenge this way."
Pinky was her supervisor at the hotel.
"She knew him. She trusted him. They worked together and she asked him for a loan. That is, according to his confession. He may be lying."
The police are yet to ascertain the cause of death as they are still awaiting the official autopsy reports.
It is noteworthy that murder is rare in Oman, with six cases reported in 2015.