PATTAYA – Parents of a 20-year-old Chinese student was found dead at a condo in Pattaya on Aug 3, after being lured to meet a business associate in Thailand, are seeking answers after conflicting information.
The young woman was identified as Zhang Chunrong from Hunan province, reportedly arrived in Thailand on Aug 3 and her family lost contact with her right away, according to the report by China.org.cn
The authorized government web portal reported that staff of the Chinese embassy in Bangkok called her mother, Jing, to inform her that Zhang was found dead on a Pattaya beach three days after she arrived in Thailand.
However pattayanews.com reported on Friday that the woman was found dead on the balcony of a room on the fifth floor of the View Talay 7 condominium on Jomtien beach on Aug 4.
The family was quoted as saying that Zhang had traveled to Thailand to meet a person who supplied Thai products to her six-month-old online shop. Unless she visited personally, the person reportedly threatened to stop supplying her.
The mother feared the message was a trap, China.org.cn reported.
The website’s story, written in Thai, quoted her 32-year-old friend, identified as Lin Kun, as saying that Zhang had arrived at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport alone about noon on Aug 3 and was suffering from a stomach ache and a high fever.
The woman obtained some medicine at a local clinic. Then she boarded a bus and reached Pattaya about 8pm on Aug 3, the report said.