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KARON: A video recording of a Thai tourist speaking her last known words was found in the bedroom of her Karon holiday home where she apparently committed suicide. Pol Maj Jessada Sangsure, of Chalong Police Station, told the Gazette that he received a call yesterday at 6 pm from a male cleaner who found the body. Maj Jessada arrived to find the body of Kulkanit Kitkusonsong, 44, from Chon Buri, lying on the bed. She was wearing a white T-shirt, black shorts and had a plastic bag over her head. A video camera was set up pointing at the bed. “The video shows K. Kulkanit saying something in English, but not loud enough for us to be able to hear it. She put a plastic bag over her head and then the video stops,” he said. A letter written in English was found near the body. Police have yet to have it translated. K. Kulkanit’s mother, in Phuket to take her daughter’s body to Bangkok for cremation, today told the Gazette that her daughter was born in Finland, but that she had returned to Thailand and had become a Thai national in 2000. “She visited me occasionally and I think that maybe she was experiencing a personal problem. She was single and had no family,” she said. Maj Jessada said, “I believe that it was suicide because the evidence shows that she wanted to die by her own hand.”

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