Young Woman Found Dead in Pattaya, Murder Suspected


A young woman was found dead at an apartment in Pattaya and Pattaya police suspect she was murdered.

The Pattaya City Police were notified of the incident on Saturday (May 20th) in the morning at an apartment in Central Pattaya. Police arrived at the room to find the body of a Thai woman, Ms. Rattana Thamrak, 32.

Rattana was found face down covered in dried blood. About ten knife wounds were found on her body and blood traces were found on the floor in the room.

Police believed that she died at least four days before her body was found. Inside the room law enforcement found broken glass and signs of a physical altercation and struggle.

Ms. Suwapet, 61, a maid who works at the apartment complex, told police that a bad smell was emanating from the room. She knocked on the door but there was no answer and she was concerned as she had not seen the tenant in several days. She told the apartment owner and called the police before they used a key to open the room and found the horrific scene inside.

Mrs. Big (a pseudonym), 23, a neighbor of the victim, told Pattaya police that she was talking with Ms. Rattana all day on May 14th. Ms. Rattana normally had many men who contacted and visited her at her room, according to Mrs. Big. She was a former staffer at a bar in Soi Bua Khao but she was currently unemployed. The name of her former bar was not given to the press by Mrs. Big.

The Pattaya City Police Chief Colonel Thanapong Poethi told the Pattaya News that after reviewing CCTV at the apartment complex police have identified three male suspects and police are continuing their investigation.

TPN media offers its sincerest condolences to the friends and family of the victim.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang 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 more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, 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.