CHIANG MAI – Police officials in Chiang Mai have report that a British woman was found dead in an alley near the Amora Hotel, Chayaphum Road.
Police notified a medical examiner and Ruam Jai Rescue unit. The deceased was Joanna Caroline Martin (43) of England. She was wearing a green top with red trousers when she was found. When police arrived they found her boyfriend sobbing next to the body. The medical examiner found no sign of trauma, and said that she had been dead for at least two hours.
Her boyfriend (name not specified) told the police that he and Martin had been staying in Chiang Mai for six weeks after a visit to Koh Pha-Ngan. He said they often drank alcohol in the Thapae and Loy Kroh areas of the city, and over the last few days they had been drinking heavily even though Martin had food poisoning and had not been eating.
Joanna Caroline Martin is the second English person to die in strange circumstances in the same area over the weekend,Joseph Arni (30), an English national, fell from a 30-metre tall building next to Kasikorn Bank Thapae branch. He died shortly after Ruam Jai Rescue unit took him to Maharaj Hospital. The details of his death are being investigated by Chiang Mai police – City News