American woman stabbed to death in Bangkok
An American woman was found stabbed to death at a hotel in the Sukhumvit area on Monday (February 13), with police suspecting her Indian boyfriend committed the murder before fleeing the country.
Tuesday 14 February 2012, 02:08PM
At 3.30pm yesterday (February 13), police received a call that a foreign woman was found stabbed to death in Fraser Suite Hotel in Sukhumvit Soi 11, TAN Network reported.
In a room on the 17th floor of a 32-storey hotel, police found the body of 52-year-old Wendy Albrano, an American national, on the bathroom floor wearing a bra and black long pants. She was stabbed in the chest several times and there were signs of strangulation around her neck, the news agency reported.
The coroner estimated that she died 20 hours ago.
The body has been brought to Chulalongkorn Hospital for an autopsy. The American Embassy has been informed and will contact the victim’s relatives.
Police said the victim checked in at the hotel on February 9 and she had made a reservation via the internet. The hotel’s closed circuit camera recorded the image of an Indian man aged 25 to 30 staying with her. Their last image was recorded on Sunday and they were seen leaving the hotel, before returning at around 7pm.
The man was later spotted leaving the hotel with his luggage at 8pm.
The body was discovered by a maid cleaning the room in the afternoon of the following day.
Police added there were no signs of struggle and they still cannot determine if any of her valuables are missing.
They suspect the pair had argued before the man murdered her and fled. Immigration records showed him leaving the country at 11pm on Sunday. Police said they will issue an arrest warrant for the suspect and contact Interpol to pursue him.
– TAN Network