Slashed woman dies after Phuket hotel fall, roommate found dead

PHUKET: A Chinese tourist has died after falling from the second-floor balcony of a Phuket Town hotel this morning while bleeding heavily from deep lacerations.

Jiang Chengyuem, 42, left a suicide note behind before leaping from The Pago hotel balcony with cuts across her throat, wrists, chest and stomach, said Phuket City Police Deputy Superintendent Prawit Engchuan.

Chinese tourists who were part of Ms Jiang’s tour group gave police a rough translation of the text: “We’ll be together forever. Even though you have gone, I will be with you.”

Ms Jiang was rushed to Vachira Phuket Hospital for treatment, but pronounced dead at about 3pm, Col Prawit told the Phuket Gazette.

Inside Ms Jiang’s room, Phuket City Police found the body of Li Ming, 41.

“The room had two twin beds. The bed with the body of Mr Li in it was soaked with blood,” Col Prawit explained. “We found blood on the walls and floor too.”

Mr Li’s face was blue. It is likely that he was smothered, Col Prawit said.

Also in the room police found shards of wine glass, a broken lamp, sleeping pills and several unidentified drugs.

Police believe that Mr Li had been dead for over 10 hours by the time officers arrived.

Ms Jiang and Mr Li were travelling with other Chinese tourists in Phuket and were expected to leave for China tomorrow.

“The group stayed in Patong the night before, and checked into the hotel at about 9pm last night,” Col Prawit said.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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