UPDATE: Homeless woman who went viral standing oddly still for hours in Pattaya found in Udon Thani

Pattaya, Udon Thani, Thailand –

  A homeless woman who previously went viral on Tiktok for standing oddly still for hours in Pattaya was found to have relocated to Udon Thani (In the Northeast of Thailand).

First, our previous story:

A homeless woman in Pattaya who went viral on Tiktok for standing oddly still for hours in the night received help from relevant authorities on April 5th, 2022.

Pattaya homeless woman who goes viral on Tiktok receives help from Chonburi social workers

Updated story:

The woman is now in her hometown in Baan Dung, Udon Thani (In the northeast of Thailand). However, she has once again been seen standing completely still for hours in the local area, including in the middle of roads, concerning Baan Dung residents.

Mr. Kakkrapan Chuaput, the District Administrative Chief officer, told the Associated Thai Press, “The woman was reportedly treated at a local hospital after authorities in Pattaya helped her to contact her relatives. She was taken back to her hometown where she now stays with her relatives. A psychiatrist conducted an evaluation on her and stated she was mentally sound, cognizant, and aware, despite her habit of standing still for long periods of time in public areas.”

Her niece, who asked the media not to be named, stated, “My aunt was a normal woman until her mother died many years ago. Three years ago, she was reportedly raped by her sister’s husband. After that, she began to stand still for extended periods of time. We filed reports to the police and the suspect in her rape was jailed for two years. He was, however, released last year.”

Family members of the woman have stated they are trying to assist her, however, are limited on funds and have reached out to other relatives in Bangkok for further assistance.

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Goong is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for three years. Specializes primarily in local news for Pattaya, Chonburi, and Phuket, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.