Thai student deaths in Seattle ruled murder-suicide

Thiti-orn Chotchuangsap, left, and Kornkamol Leenavarat, were Tuesday found dead in an apartment in Seattle.

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The death of two female students from Thailand, whose bodies were found in an apartment on Tuesday, is excluded from a murder-suicide, The Seattle Times reported Thursday.

Kornkamol Leenavarat, 25, and her boyfriend Thiti-orn Chotchuangsap, 32, were found dead in an apartment in Seattle’s University District on Tuesday after police responded to a call from a building manager around 9:30 pm

The building managers had conducted a welfare check and “found a severely injured woman,” a statement said the police.

When police arrived, both women were dead.

The young woman died from multiple stab wounds and her death was ruled a homicide, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office in Seattle said Thursday. Bangkok media reported that she was flown to the US. recently, before attending the University of Washington.

The medical examiner said the elderly woman died of a stab wound to the chest and that her death was dismissed as suicide. Both women died on Saturday.

Seattle Police said that there are no outstanding suspects in the investigation.

The young woman is allegedly a member of a political family in Thanyaburi, a district located about 35 km northeast of Bangkok.

Both women were studying for a master’s degree in law, according to a statement from the University of Washington President-Ana Mari Cauce.

“This is a heartbreaking loss of their family, friends and the entire community. I offer condolences on behalf of our University for all those who suffer as a result of this tragedy,” she said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.

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