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Report: Women found dead in Seattle were Thai students

SEATTLE – A news item in Thailand has indicated that two women found dead in a Seattle apartment this week as students who had arrived in the US a few weeks ago.

The Bangkok Post reported the women were 25-year-old Kornkamol Leenavarat and her friend Thiti-orn Chotchuangsap. The officers found their bodies in Seattle University District Tuesday after answering a call from a building manager.

Detectives say at least one was stabbed, but the local medical examiner has not released their identity or the cause of death. The police says there are no outstanding suspects.

The Bangkok Post identified Leenavarat as a member of a political family in Thanyaburi, Pathum Thani Province northeast of Bangkok. She was the daughter of the former vice-mayor and cousin of the current mayor.

She was studying for a master’s degree in law.

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