South Korean Couple with American Nationality Found Dead in Phuket

Phuket –

A South Korean couple who also had dual American nationality were found dead on a bed at a hotel in Thalang along with two syringes.

The Cherng Talay Police told the Phuket Express that they were notified of the bodies on Thursday (June 29th) at a hotel in Cherng Talay. They arrived at the scene to find two bodies on a bed, a 63 year old male and 66 year old female. They were both originally South Koreans but they had gained American citizenship.

No signs of struggling or fighting were found on their person or inside the room. The two syringes were found next to liquid medicines in two bottles. A letter written in English was found on a table. The letter stated thank you to someone who took care of them and an apology to the hotel.

Police believe that they died at least six hours before their bodies were found. At this stage, police believe it was suicide. However, an autopsy is being conducted to find the exact cause of their deaths.

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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.