Woman Commits Suicide in Ping River

 | Tue 10 Mar 2015 07:58 ICT

CityNews – Chiang Mai police were called to investigate a dead body found floating in the Ping river outside the Red Cross offices located in Wat Gate at 7.30pm last night.

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The body was later identified as 52-year-old Boonnisa Jaiyasaengin, originally from Chiang Rai. The body had no signs of foul play or trauma.

According to her partner, Chanchai Puangjan, 61, of Chiang Mai’s Sriphum sub-district, they had been unofficially married for about 6 years. Last Friday Boonnisa came to visit him from Chiang Rai, where she stays with her daughter. Yesterday around midday she left and notified Chanchai via phone that she had arrived at her home.

However, when locals gathered at the location where the body was found, he was soon contacted and told it was his wife’s body.

There was no quarrel or dispute that made him suspect she would commit suicide but he did frequently console her about financial concerns. He never suspected she would commit suicide because of these financial stresses though.

It was concluded, after an autopsy at Mahari Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, that Boonnisa committed suicide.