Mingling with the hustle and bustle outside the Parc Borough Hotel, the ebb and flow of the city of Chiang Mai seemed to hold its breath briefly on Monday morning. The news of an eerie incident within the hotel walls had unsettled the otherwise serene city. In a chilling account, local authorities narrated how a 25-year-old female tourist from Japan was discovered dead, sending ripples throughout this tranquil part of northern Thailand.
What painted the incident in an even more macabre color was the detail about a mobile phone charging cable eerily formed around her neck at the time of her discovery. The cable, a mundane object of everyday utility, became a grim reminder of the tragedy that unfolded within the confines of the hotel room, which she shared with her husband. Police were contacted by the Parc Borough hotel staff, located on the bustling artery of Mahidol Road in Muang district, at around 10 am after the gruesome discovery was made.
Rooting their footprints in the visitor records, the police revealed that the couple had arrived at the hotel two days prior to the incident. Journeying from the vibrant cityscape of Bangkok, the couple chose to take refuge in the calm embrace of Chiang Mai for their vacation. The husband revealed in his statement that the decision to visit this picturesque northern province was largely influenced by the whims of his late wife.
Unfolding the layers of his account to the police, the husband revealed a series of chilling details. He narrated how he had woken at around 3.40am, only to find the other side of his bed unpleasantly vacant. He shrugged it off, assuming his wife had slipped away to the restroom, allowing himself to be carried off into another round of sleep.
The dawn of the new day wasn’t welcoming for the husband. It bore the harsh news of his wife’s demise. He found her lifeless in the restroom, with the haunting image of the phone charging cable curling around her neck almost like a grisly tribute to her untimely demise.
Shaking off the initial shock of the incident, the police have sprung into action in search for answers. The investigation into this unsettling incident continues, delicately handling the threads of this mysterious case, hoping to unearth the truth that hides within the shadows of questions left behind.