Thai families in mourning over mystery killing of two Thai students in the US

“The room was locked from the inside when the building manager tried to gain entry, apparently adding substance to the theory there was nobody else involved.” Kornkamol Leenawarat left from Thailand back to Seattle, Washington on August 21. Just two weeks later she has been found dead in her apartment along with the body of her roommate Thiti-orn Chotchuangsap. The only daughter and youngest child in her family, Kornkamol returned home early last month to celebrate Mother’s Day on August 12 with her father and older brothers; her mother had already passed away. Seattle police are investigating the murders of both Washington University post-graduate students. Reports of the killings detailed how the victims’ bodies were riddled with knife wounds, causing alarm in Seattle that such a vicious act could occur in the quiet residential area close to the university and in a city regarded as one of the safest in the United States. Kornkamol was studying law in Seattle, having graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Thammasat University and attained a master’s degree, also in law, from a university in Boston, Massachusetts. Her family lives in Pathum Thani province, where they are well known, due to some of them being local politicians. They say Kornkamol’s ultimate goal was to one day become a judge. The only information to have emerged so far about Thiti-orn is that she was from Samut Sakhon province. Deputy immigration police commissioner Itthipon Itthisarnronnachai said yesterday he had been notified that both bodies had been discovered on Tuesday bearing multiple stab wounds. He declined to speculate on details surrounding the deaths, in particular on speculation in US media reports that this was a murder or murder-suicide. The murder-suicide theory was raised following a report that the apartment was locked from the inside when a building manager went to... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Thai families in mourning over mystery killing of two Thai students in the US, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Thai families in mourning over mystery killing of two Thai students in the US





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Published By: Phuket Gazette - Thursday, 6 September, 2018



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