Maybe it’s the sheer amount of messages, videos and other social media artifacts found online. Maybe it’s just the usual collision of youth, beauty and human ugliness. Whatever the reason, this week’s death of Thitim “Bell” Noraphanpiphat has become the year’s most-gripping mystery.
Based on police reports, witness accounts, social media posts and unconfirmed leaked chat messages; track Bell’s final hours Monday. Scroll through our interactive timeline below, complete with photos, videos, maps and more.