Efforts to locate Angie Chong Sum Yee, a 22-year-old woman who was recently reported missing in Chiang Mai, Thailand, have taken a new turn with the emergence of a fresh lead.
Angie’s brother, Chong, revealed to Harian Metro that news of this breakthrough spread when a report in Thailand aired CCTV footage showing a woman resembling his sister.
“At present, this is the most recent development we are aware of… we came across the news report on YouTube,” he shared with Harian Metro.
However, he added, “But at the moment, we have not traveled there to confirm whether or not it is truly my sister.”
According to Chong, neither he nor his family had any knowledge of Angie’s purpose for visiting the neighboring country. They only discovered her whereabouts after she arrived in Thailand on May 29.
“She did not inform anyone prior to her departure; she only notified us after reaching there,” he recalled.
“After her arrival, she maintained contact with us through WhatsApp, until suddenly going silent… the last time she contacted us was on May 31.”
Meanwhile, a search operation has been set in motion by Thai authorities, as reported by the Bangkok Post, to locate Angie, who has gone missing after her last recorded sighting in the northern province of Chiang Rai, which lies along the border with Myanmar.
On Friday, Angie’s mother posted on Facebook about her disappearance and asked for the public’s help to locate her 22-year-old daughter.
In an effort to locate her missing daughter, Choy Won has lodged formal complaints with the authorities in both Malaysia and Thailand.
Yesterday, a representative from the Malaysian embassy in Bangkok confirmed with Coconuts that they are currently investigating Angie’s disappearance.
Coconuts have also reached out to the Foreign Ministry of Malaysia.