THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Body of slain Thai student returns home from Seattle

PATHUM THANI: The body of the 25-year-old Thai woman killed by her Thai roommate in their apartment room in Seattle, in the United States, has been flown back to Thailand for funeral rites in her home province.

crimedeathhomicidemurdertransport
By Bangkok Post

Thursday 20 September 2018, 02:44PM


Bereaved father Pawawin Leenavarat, former deputy mayor of Thanyaburi municipality in Pathum Thani, sobs as he touches the coffin containing the body his youngest daughter Kornkamol ‘Nong Am’ after it arrived at Suvarnabhumi airport from Seattle yesterday night (Sept 19). Photo: Pongpat Wongyala

Bereaved father Pawawin Leenavarat, former deputy mayor of Thanyaburi municipality in Pathum Thani, sobs as he touches the coffin containing the body his youngest daughter Kornkamol ‘Nong Am’ after it arrived at Suvarnabhumi airport from Seattle yesterday night (Sept 19). Photo: Pongpat Wongyala

The coffin bearing Kornkamol ‘Nong Am’ Leenavarat, a post-graduate student in law, arrived at Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan province around 10pm yesterday (Sept 19).

Her father Pawawin Leenavarat, a former deputy mayor of Thanyaburi municipality, in Pathum Thani province, and other family members were at the airport to receive her body, which arrived on Korean Air flight KE651. The body was taken by Thanyaburi Hospital ambulance to Wat Naboon in Thanyaburi district for funeral rites, from 7pm today (Sept 20) until next Wednesday (Sept 26). The cremation will be next Thursday (Sept 27).

Ms Kornkalmol, 25, and her roommate Thiti-on Chotchuangsap, 32, were found dead inside a University District apartment near the University of Washington, in Seatle, on the morning of Sept 4.

Ms Kornkamol had several stab wounds. Thiti-on died from a single stab wound to the chest. The two women died on Saturday, Sept 1.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office in Seattle later ruled that it was homicide. Thiti-on stabbed Ms Kornkamol to death and then fatally stabbed herself.

A grieving Mr Pawawin said Thiti-orn used to visit his daughter Ms Karkamol at his home in Pathum Thani after ‘Nong Am’ returned from the USA.

BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET

He then knew that she was his daughter’s roommate and they studied together.

Since her death, his family had heard nothing from Thiti-on’s family. He never thought they would be so black-hearted and remain out of touch.

He had never thought of taking any legal action against the family, but they should have come to talk with his family, Mr Pawawin said.

As the body of his daughter had now arrived home, he could hold funeral rites so that her soul would go to heaven.

Kritsada Leenavarat, Thanyaburi Mayor and uncle of Ms Kornkamol, said the US autopsy found that Ms Kornkamol was murdered. He also said that Thiti-on’s family had made no effort to contact them.

Read original story here.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Police search for man missing at Phuket reservoir

...this reservoir does not get many visitors. You are right though. The few that do come leave all t...(Read More)


Safety measures ordered to reduce accidents at Chalong-Kata roadworks

Huh, 3months work for 1.5 km road resurfacing? This is a joke, yes? Can't be true. 1.5 km: 1 ...(Read More)


Police search for man missing at Phuket reservoir

... Thousands? Really? And all for free? Wow! My point is, taking care of water quality. Not about ...(Read More)


Police search for man missing at Phuket reservoir

"It should be a no-go area" Thousands of people like to visit those areas like Bang Wad Da...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: A testament to life

Sure he was a good bloke but most readers wouldn't have known him, one story about his passing i...(Read More)


Police search for man missing at Phuket reservoir

This water reservoir is for housing water supply, right? Are private people allowed to be there, d...(Read More)


Six healthy movements to loosen your spine

OMG. Your neck in movement 2 looks terrible. Never do it like that! You should keep your neck in lin...(Read More)


Government readies handout of free SIM cards for the poor

The whole 'free internet exercise' confirm in a way that the government expects that the poo...(Read More)


New tax law to see online, bank transfers to be monitored

.... 'My' guests are 'non paying friends'. Arriving Phuket airport they hand over ...(Read More)


Thailand worst in Asean for road deaths

Anyone who has driven on Thai roads already knows this. Driving standards are abysmal, common sense ...(Read More)