Internet idol’s chilling end sparks murder-suicide investigation

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

The lifeless body of a young Internet idol was found in a condominium in the Ratchada area, under Huay Kwang police jurisdiction. Thamolwan Chaleamchaisri, better known as Nong WanChiap, was discovered naked on her bed, with a gun magazine in her left hand, displaying gunshot wounds around her left ear.

Friends of the 23 year old raised suspicions towards her boyfriend, leading police from Huay Kwang Station to investigate the matter. They suspected her boyfriend had committed the crime before they found him dead in his room in Nonthaburi, having shot himself to escape punishment.

CCTV footage from the condominium where Nong WanChiap resided, revealed her last moments on January 20, at 5.46pm. It showed her and her boyfriend, Tin, entering her condo room together, marking the last time she was seen alive before the fatal incident, reported KhaoSod.

The following morning, on January 21, at approximately 6.37am, Tin was seen leaving the room alone, carrying Nong WanChiap’s bag. He took the elevator and left the condo after apparently murdering the young Internet idol. He then drove back to his accommodation in Nonthaburi.

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Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

In a related incident from early last year, the Thai net idol Gigi and her Royal Air Force cadet ex-boyfriend were discovered dead in a Bangkok condo, both victims of gunshot wounds. Evidence suggested a history of abuse by the deceased boyfriend, raising questions about the 18 year old’s access to a firearm, considering legal age restrictions.

Gigi’s manager conveyed her passing on social media, triggering condolences from her numerous followers. The ongoing investigation examines CCTV footage as authorities strive to comprehend the incident’s circumstances, emphasising its complexities. The untimely demise left fans in shock, mourning the loss of the beloved internet personality.

If you or anyone you know is in emotional distress, please contact the Samaritans of Thailand 24-hour hotline: 02 713 6791 (English), 02 713 6793 (Thai), or the Thai Mental Health Hotline at 1323 (Thai). Please also contact your friends or relatives at this time if you have feelings of loneliness, stress, or depression. Seek help.

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