Thai Villagers Find Missing Chinese Tourist Two Days after She Went Missing from Sriracha Tiger Zoo
CHON BURI – Police Commander Pol Maj Gen Ampol Buarabporn has reported that the Chinese tourist, Ms. Gao Li Ping, 35 who went missing while visiting Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Si Racha district on Sunday has been located.
Ms. Gao Li Ping, 35, was visiting the tiger zoo in a group of Chinese tourists when she disappeared on Sunday evening, prompting Nong Kham police, administrative, administrative officials and rescuers workers to launch a search for the woman on Sunday night and Monday, but to no avail.
The examination of the footage of 122 CCTV cameras at the zoo also revealed no trace of her.
The woman was Ffinally found by local residents on Tuesday morning as she was washing her clothes on the bank of a canal, about four kilometres from the tiger zoo.
Gao told her rescuers that she breached the barbed-wire barrier of the zoo on the day she went missing and wandered around the forest outside without food for two days.
The local resident who found her immediately realised that Gao, who spoke only Chinese, was the missing tourist, and contacted the police.
The woman appeared a little exhausted when found. The residents took a good care of her and informed the police.
Gao told police she was “feeling down” because of family issues and did not want to return to China.
She was expected to be taken by police for a physical examination and questioning later today.
A Chinese tour guide told police on Sunday that Ms Gao came was travelling with the tour group after breaking up with her husband and that she appeared to be under stress and often went off on her own.
Thai police said they had asked the Chinese embassy in Bangkok for assistance to help Gao return to China.
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