BANGKOK — Police are investigating the suspected murder of five family members, including two teenagers, who were found dead in their home in Bangkok last night.
The bodies of 89-year-old Lim Kiang Xiam and her daughter Petcharat Jarupankit, 61, were found on the first floor of a house in Thonburi by forensic officers who were informed of the murder by the house’s owner. Both women were covered with white sheets.
The grandmother’s 64-year-old son Anan Jarupankit and his two children, a 16-year-old girl and 14-year-old boy, were also found hanging on the second floor, with three chairs collapsed beneath them.
According to a neighbor, the owner of the house found the family dead yesterday.
"The family was about to move out, so the owner came by to discuss their contract," said the neighbour, Thanida Rattanathanakul. "He called out, but there wasn't any response. The front door was also closed, so he went in and found that everyone was dead."
Police found two notes inside the house, one written by Anan describing his anxiety about moving, and the other penned by his daughter, who described a problematic relationship with Anan's ex-wife.
Police suspect that poison may have played a role in some of the deaths. The bodies have been sent to a forensic hospital for autopsy.
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