The body of 19-year-old Ida Maria Bexar was found lying face down on the roof of a property at 2:15pm on March 28 by rescue workers and police. (See story here.)
Capt Yingyong Chuykij from Kathu Police told The Phuket News today (Apr 5), “We have yet to rule the death as suicide because we are still waiting for the doctor’s report.
“The body has already been taken back to Finland by the embassy, and we handed all her personal belongings to them. Our investigation into this case has come to a dead end due to lack of evidence,” he said.
“Unfortunately, the top floor where she allegedly jumped from from has no CCTV cameras and no one in the area witnessed anything suspicious prior to the incident. We have seen some CCTV footage from around the guesthouse but we saw nothing unusual,” he added.
Capt Yingyong went on to say that they had questioned a Swedish man whom they were told was her boyfriend and that he was very cooperative.
“He told us that he and the victim met in Phuket just over a month ago and that she was here alone. We also questioned all his Swedish friends and the people they hung out with, but we got nothing from them and they have all been cleared from our investigation,” Capt Yingyong said.
The boyfriend, who police declined to name, told police after the body was found on March 28, that at around 4am that day he and Ms Bexar had an argument so he left her in the room and came next door to spend the night with his friend at the Good Dream Guesthouse and that was the last time he saw her, Capt Yingyong added.
* The term "Finnish girl" in the headline was later adjusted to "Finnish teen" to avoid any misunderstandings whether a 19-year-old constituted a "girl", regardless of social context. The photo was also removed as it was later deemed by the Editor as inappropriate for use with the story due to a policy implemented after this story was posted.