UPDATE: One Suspect in Gruesome Murder of Pattaya Woman Claims Innocence

Pattaya —

Pattaya Police are intensely interrogating an unidentified man believed to be involved in the gruesome murder of a Pattaya woman.

First our previous story:

A decaying body of a young Thai female with several stab wounds was found in a rented room on Saturday in Pattaya.

Now for our update:

The younger brother of the victim, Mr. Amnat Thammarak, 28, visited the Pattaya Police Station yesterday, May 20th, to give his statements about the grisly death of his sister, Ms. Rattana Thamrak, 32, who was believed to be stabbed to death inside her rented residence on Soi Chaloemphrakiat 19 in the Banglamung district of Chonburi province on Saturday, May 20th.

Mr. Amnat revealed that he and his mother were in deep sorrow over the loss of Ms. Rattana. Before she passed, she often called to seek solace from their mother when she felt down. Her death might be related to her personal relationships, drugs, or that she might know some secret of the culprit, Mr. Amnat said.

Lead Investigator at the Pattaya Police Station Pol. Lt. Col. Ittikorn Saikratok briefly disclosed to The Pattaya News that the police had summoned a male suspect, whose name is withheld pending the legal process, for questioning. While the motive for the murder mainly revolved around a dispute related to a love affair, police have not dismissed other possible factors, Lt. Col. Ittikorn said.

Meanwhile, news reports suggested that the summoned suspect conceded to knowing the deceased for about a month, throughout which he tried to show his affection for her. His last encounter with the victim was when he went to her room after she had called him to collect money for drugs on May 16th, according to his claims.

On that day, he found another man named Kik in the room with the deceased. He said he once had a conflict regarding a different woman with Kik, so he decided to leave the room.

Once he arrived at his own room, he received a message from Ms. Rattana, telling him to leave her alone.

However, he was unsure if the other male party, Kik, was the one who delivered the message or not, so he simply replied with a short “Okay.” He noted that while all three of them were in the room together, there was no sign of argument and violence. It was only later when he learned of Ms. Rattana’s passing that he felt shocked and saddened because he secretly had feelings for her.

Police continue to investigate the story given by the unidentified suspect and search for “Kik”.

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Aim Tanakorn
The local news translator at The Pattaya News. Aim is a twenty-four year old who currently lives in Bangkok. Interested in English translation, story-telling, and entrepreneurship, he believes that hard-working is an indispensable component of every success in this world.