CHIANGRAI TIMES – Two young Canadian women have been found dead in a hotel room in Thailand. The bodies of the two women appear to be sisters from Quebec. Aged 20 and 26 were discovered in their main-floor room in the tourist island of Phi Phi yesterday afternoon.
There were no signs of violence in the room, according to local police. Investigators are looking into the possibility the women may have been poisoned.
“It’s difficult to get a sense of just what police found when they visited the room, but they had said there were signs that the two women had been sick and they had mysterious rashes on their skin,”
That information was confirmed by nurses at the hospital where the bodies were taken on Thailand’s mainland, he said.
Autopsies will be conducted to determine the official cause of death.
Representatives from the Canadian Embassy in Thailand were expected to visit the island on Saturday.
Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs said it cannot release further details or identify the women due to privacy concerns.
“Canadian consular officials in Bangkok are providing consular assistance to the family and are in contact with local authorities,” Claude Rochon, a spokeswoman for the department, said in an email statement.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the Canadian Citizens who passed away in Thailand.”