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Home where doomed ‘pretty’ partied in spotlight

Home where doomed ‘pretty’ partied in spotlight

BANGKOK: Investigators will examine the finances of the owner of a house in Nonthaburi where a young “pretty” attended a party before she died in the lobby of a Bangkok condominium earlier this week.

By Bangkok Post

Saturday 21 September 2019, 10:07AM

Product presenters who are friends of Thitima Noraphanpiphat arrive at the Bukkhalo police station on Thursday to discuss the case with investigators. Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya / Bangkok Post

Product presenters who are friends of Thitima Noraphanpiphat arrive at the Bukkhalo police station on Thursday to discuss the case with investigators. Photo: Pornprom Satrabhaya / Bangkok Post

So far, police have questioned 10 witnesses – six men and four women – who attended the party at the house in Bang Bua Thong district of Nonthaburi. Among them were two married couples, two female product presenters and a male product presenter, said Pol Maj Gen Samrit Tongtao, chief of Metropolitan Police Bureau Division 8.

Police have been unable to contact another key witness, he said on Friday.

Thitima “Lunlabelle” Noraphanpiphat, a product presenter or “pretty”, was found dead on a sofa in the lobby of a condominium in Thon Buri early Tuesday.

Rachadech “Nam Oun” Wongthabutr, 24, the prime suspect in the case, lived in the same building.

Gen Samrit dismissed media reports that police were issuing an arrest warrant, saying officers had to look into several offences that might have been committed.

More importantly, he said, investigators need to know the real cause of Thitima’s death, which could have resulted from a heart attack, drug use or excessive alcohol consumption. Forensic results are still pending.

Charges will be pressed only once the outcome of forensic tests is known, as issuing an arrest warrant without evidence would jeopardise the case. Without solid evidence, a culprit could escape punishment if the case went to court as the charges might not be consistent with the facts, said the police commander.

There has been considerable speculation about the discovery of some medicines, liquid and tablets in bags in Mr Rachadech’s condo unit. Investigators could not confirm whether the “date rape” drug GHB was one of them, said Pol Maj Gen Samrit.

Investigators questioned Mr Rachadech earlier and released him, saying he is not a flight risk, but plan to call him in for further questioning.

At the same time, they are looking into the finances of the owner of the Bang Bua Thong house where Thitima attended a party before she died.

Mr Rachadech, who also works as a product presenter and freelance model, told police on Wednesday that he and some friends, including Thitima, were drinking at the Bang Bua Thong house. He said the woman had several glasses of alcohol, became drunk and then unconscious. He then took her to his condo.

Footage from the condominium security cameras showed a young man carrying an apparently unconscious Thitima into the building around 6pm on Monday, and then taking her to a room on the sixth floor. After a few hours, the same man put her on the safa in the lobby where she was found dead.



On media reports that fluids were found in Thitima’s vagina, Pol Maj Gen Samrit said DNA testing to compare with samples from the prime suspect would take another 15 days.

A source familiar with the case said parties were held frequently at the Bang Bua Thong house between noon and 5pm. Young people who were hired to entertain guests including “new and old faces”.

One young product presenter who had entertained guests at the house on more than 10 occasions said she was hired to mix drinks and chat with people attending the party. Most guests were car racers and businessmen, she added. The parties were held almost every day, with about 10 guests.

Product presenters were hired for between 3,000 and 4,000 baht for five hours, she said. Attractive women who liked drinking and enjoyed talking were favoured, but nobody was forced to drink alcohol, she said.

She insisted she did not see the guests take drugs, though some smoked baruku.

The woman said she did not know whether Mr Rachadech used illicit drugs. He had been hired to entertain guests at the house in the past and had become a regular at the events. Most of the young women who attended were aware that Mr Rachadech liked to bring women to his condo room, said the woman.

The house owner has refused to give any media interviews.

Another source said the results of blood tests on Mr Rachadech found traces of ketamine and clenbuterol, used to treat breathing disorders including asthma.


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BenPendejo | 25 September 2019 - 18:15:40

As per usual, while this case involves a tragic death of a young woman...right and wrong are irrelevant. The reason this case needs at least 15 days is so the police can determine the financials of all players, and make a decision of how much will need to be paid before the "facts" will be developed and published.  Wait for the pending BS.

Kurt | 24 September 2019 - 15:05:12

DeK, lets wait and see what the fluid found in her vagina and the sperm investigation of men will tell us.  Need 15 days? Why in Thailand things in every field work so slow? Can be determined in 4-5 days the most.

Kurt | 24 September 2019 - 14:56:40

Easy on DeK,  no need to defend thai pretty female/male prostitutes who work under the flag of 'pretty product presenter' as long you fail to mention what products they were presenting at these private parties. Not the products you see them, according you, presenting in Tesco Lotus, do you?

DeKaaskopp | 23 September 2019 - 21:48:38

"Now i am sure that if i get ever a invitation for such party i will turn it down" That's a good news for all pretty male/female product presenter !

Kurt | 23 September 2019 - 12:40:26

Thank you, GerryT81, You reaction is explaining everything.  Now I am sure that if I get ever a invitation for such 'low class' party,( to put it mildly) I will turn it down. Before you know you get involved in a messy criminal situation with reputation damage as a 'pretty' result.

GerryT81 | 22 September 2019 - 20:18:27

"What actually is the role of product presenters on private parties?" I doubt you ever will find out about it,as probably no one will ever invite you to such parties.About my own experiences i will keep quiet and enjoy the memories.

Kurt | 22 September 2019 - 13:40:32

What actually is the role of 'product presenters' ( pretty boys and girls) on private parties?  Only for pouring drinks? At this party were pretty girls and 1 pretty boy to pour drinks for 10 people.
What more do the 'Pretties' besides just filling 10 glasses for a fee of thb 3- 4000 per pretty + a tip  + of course pouring drinks for themselves ? Even able to get drunk .

Kurt | 22 September 2019 - 13:21:48

The product presenters, 'friends' of the lady who was found dead in lobby, looked happy and in the best mood while arriving in Police station to meet investigators


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