Police are to question a man who hired a young woman to serve drinks and entertain guests at his Bangkok home earlier this week after she died the following day from respiratory and blood system failure.
The move comes after Metropolitan Police Bureau, deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Peerapong Wongsaman yesterday met investigators to check on progress in the case.
Atchariya Ruangrattanapong, chairman of the Crime Victims Assistance Club, earlier called for a police probe into the mysterious death of Whitchayaporn “Wa” Visessombut, 33, who died at Paolo Hospital Kaset in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district after being hired to serve drinks at the homeowner’s residence.
Pol Col Prasopchok Iemphinit, head of Phahon Yothin police station, said after the meeting that the woman’s mother had told police that her daughter died on Tuesday morning soon after being admitted to the hospital unconscious around 6.30 am.
Doctors said she had died from respiratory and blood system failure. The woman had worked as an entertainer before being approached by a modelling agent identified only as Ms Su to be a hostess at a party held by a Mr Keng at his house on Monday night, said Pol Col Iemphinit.
Her relatives had turned to Mr Ruangrattanapong for help regarding the case, Pol Col Iemphinit said.
A post-mortem examination was to be carried out at Police General Hospital to determine whether there was any drugs or alcohol in her system. Initial test results indicated she did not die of natural causes because she had no diseases, Pol Col Iemphinit said.
Police will call Mr Keng and other people at the house on Monday night for questioning.
Investigators learnt there were four women at the house that night. The case would become clearer in 1-2 days, Pol Col Iemphinit said.
Witchayaporn never used narcotics, just worked as a product presenter and never sold sex, Mr Ruangrattanapong quoted the dead woman’s younger sister as saying.
A source said Mr Keng had contacted modelling agent Su to find a young woman to be a hostess. Ms Su contacted Witchayaporn for the job at his Phahon Yothin home for 7,500 baht.
The job started at 11 pm on Monday, but by 6.30 am the next day, two men had driven Witchayaporn to the hospital. Shortly after, Mr Keng turned up to pay the medical bill and claimed Witchayaporn had taken ecstasy. The woman died about 8.45 am the same morning.