POLICE have found out where the suspect in the cyanide killing of a young woman who is also believed linked to 12 other mysterious deaths got the lethal poison from, Naewna newspaper said today (Apr. 27).
Pol. Col. Anek Taosupap, deputy commander of the Crime Suppression Division, said police had a strong case against Ms. Sararat Rangsiwutthaporn, or Am, the suspect in the poisoning death of Ms. Siriporn Khanwong, or Koi, 33, during the Songkran festival, including material and forensic evidence as well as eyewitnesses.
He added that it is likely Sararat acted alone with no one helping her because her modus operandi was to get close to the victim and then kill them.
Regarding whether the suspect’s sister who runs a pharmacy was involved, Pol. Col. Anek pointed out that police had to be fair to her sister because pharmacies are not allowed to stock this type of lethal poison.
He mentioned that while police had already worked out where the suspect got the poison from, they were delving into how she learnt to use it.
“I am confident that we have enough strong evidence to convict Ms. Sararat, or Am, with investigators now preparing to file additional charges raising the severity from the original charge of ‘premeditated murder’ to ‘premeditated murder with the aim of obtaining assets’ all of which are punishable by death,” he said.
Earlier Deputy National Police Chief Pol. Gen. Surachate Hakparn said more dead bodies had been found, taking the total to 12. However one victim survived even though her heart had stopped beating with the doctor managing to revive her and she has given detailed information about the suspect to the police, Sanook.com said.
He added that he is confident the suspect will be charged not just in the cyanide killing of Siriporn but also 12 other cases as well.
Today police were able to question Ms. Nipawan, or Som, a friend of the deceased woman who was the last person who talked to her.
Of the additional mysterious deaths that have been reported, one woman died in Mukhahan province after consuming some capsules the suspect sent her claiming they were a supplement.
The family of an engineer named Nid who died in Nakhon Pathom in 2020 with the suspect being the last person to have seen him also mentioned his case as did the mother of a woman who died 10 years ago and was also acquainted with the suspect.
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