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Police in Thailand Investigate Suspected Murder-Suicide of Foreign Couple

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Police in Thailand Investigate Suspected Murder-Suicide of Foreign Couple

Police in northeastern Thailand report a suspected murder-suicide is under investigation of a foreign couple in the Phana district of Amnat Charoen province.

The superintendent of the Phana district police station, Pol Col Chotnarin Sathupawarat, stated that on Saturday, investigators dispatched to the scene discovered the bodies of a Swiss man, aged 47, and a Moldovan woman, aged 40, in the bedroom of their two-story residence.

Both individuals sustained lacerations to the throats and extremities with knives, with the body of the woman discovered on the bed and the body of the man on the floor adjacent to it.

In addition to two knives discovered at the crime site, a dead poodle was also discovered near the bathroom.

Despite the blood and traces on the floor, there were no indications of conflict, and the couple’s belongings appeared to be in order, according to him.

Police are conducting witness interviews and awaiting the autopsy report to ascertain the cause of death and whether or not the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide, according to Pol Col Chotnarin. The police have not, however, ruled out alternative possibilities.

Police and forensic officials who arrived at the site discovered the door locked and requested a spare key from the landlord in compliance with an initial investigation. The remains were transported for post-mortem examination to Sappasitprasong Hospital in Ubon Ratchathani.

A companion of the couple, Suthima Pantho, 43, stated that the Swiss man had sought her counsel regarding a cannabis oil scheme. The couple had spent approximately five months in Thailand.

Ms. Suthima reported that she accompanied the woman to a local market on Thursday morning and received a message from her that evening expressing gratitude for her assistance.

Ms. Suthima reports that despite responding to the message, she did not receive any additional correspondence. She made the horrifying discovery while checking on the couple at their residence.

Another Mall shooting victim dies

According to the Bangkok Post, a 30-year-old woman who was among the five individuals injured in the Siam Paragon shooting on October 3 by a 14-year-old boy passed away early on Friday morning, ten days after the incident.

Thirdly, she perished in the exchange of gunfire.

The fourteen-year-old youth discharged a modified blank gun during the October 3 incident at the upscale Bangkok shopping centre.

The boy purchased the firearm and ammunition through a Facebook page; on October 5, three males were apprehended in connection with the transaction. The subsequent day saw the detention of three more individuals.

The teenager was transported to the Pathumwan police station for questioning, but the national police commander, Pol Gen Torsak Sukvimol, stated that he had heard voices instructing him to shoot people. He was in a state of confusion at the time.

The 6th of October saw his admission to a psychiatric facility.

The shooting claimed the lives of two individuals, a Chinese female tourist and a Myanmar-born female employee at the shopping complex, and left five others injured.

One of the casualties was 30-year-old Penpiwan Mitthampitak. Two blows to the head and two blows to the ribs resulted in her admission to King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital for critical injury treatment.

Friday around 2:00 a.m., Penpiwan passed away following ten days of treatment.

The legal proceedings against the adolescent shooter will not change, according to Pol Maj Gen Nakharin Sukhonthawit, commander of Metropolitan Police Division 6, because police investigators have already filed charges of premeditated murder.

The investigators would supplement their investigation report with revised information regarding the fatalities and injuries. The investigation report would also include the postmortem results of those who perished in the shooting, Pol Maj Gen Nakharin added.

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