Dead model left in lobby likely sexually assaulted, examination finds

A popular model found dead in the lobby of a man who carried her limp body in and out of his room was sexually assaulted while unconscious, according to preliminary autopsy results. In an even darker turn to the story of Thitim “Bell” Noraphanpiphat’s death, initial examination results reportedly found tears inside her vagina as ...

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Bangkok man denies leaving drugged model for dead in condo lobby

Bangkok man denies leaving drugged model for dead in condo lobby

Police today were investigating the mysterious death of a 25-year-old model left by a man in the lobby of his Bangkok condominium.  A police investigator told Coconuts Bangkok...

Thai man convicted of murdering family, sentenced to die

Thai man convicted of murdering family, sentenced to die

A Thai provincial court yesterday convicted and sentenced a 37-year-old man for murdering five family members – including his pregnant wife. An Uttaradit court on Wednesday...

Still stumped, Bangkok police doubt foul play behind mystery corpse

Still stumped, Bangkok police doubt foul play behind mystery corpse

Investigators said Friday they were running DNA tests on a desiccated corpse discovered in an empty water tank atop an abandoned building in a bid to identify who it was. The...

Report Bangkok’s moto punks for an easy 3,000-baht bounty

Report Bangkok’s moto punks for an easy 3,000-baht bounty

If there’s one thing all segments of society except for teen moto racers can agree upon, it’s that teen moto racers are annoying. To further rein in this need for speed, the...

Former Thai airline CEO sentenced to 4 years by Paris court over 2007 crash

Former Thai airline CEO sentenced to 4 years by Paris court over 2007 crash

A French court on Tuesday sentenced the former head of a Thai budget airline to four years in jail over a 2007 crash that killed 90 people, nearly two-thirds of them foreigners....

Karen Activist ‘Billy’ was burned and stuffed in oil drum: DSI

Karen Activist ‘Billy’ was burned and stuffed in oil drum: DSI

Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen’s skull was broken and his body stuffed in an oil drum before being set on fire and thrown in a river, according to evidence laid out by...

Bones of ‘disappeared’ Karen activist ‘Billy’ found after 5 years

Bones of ‘disappeared’ Karen activist ‘Billy’ found after 5 years

The Department of Special Investigation is expected to confirm this afternoon that the discovery of a missing land-rights activist believed to have been killed while in custody...

Final Judgment: Thai Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Myanmar men over Brit killings

Final Judgment: Thai Supreme Court upholds death sentence for Myanmar men over Brit killings

Two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death for the brutal murder of a pair of British backpackers in Thailand lost their final appeal Thursday in a case tainted by claims of...

Myanmar pair await final appeal ruling over Brit killings in Thailand

Myanmar pair await final appeal ruling over Brit killings in Thailand

Two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death for the murder of two British backpackers on a Thai holiday island will learn their fate Thursday when the verdict on their final...


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