Tangmo: Fresh autopsy of Thai actress dispels suspicions (preliminary findings)

A second autopsy of the body of Thai actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharavirapong was performed Thursday afternoon by the Central Institute of Forensic Science at Thammasat University Hospital in Bangkok.
The actress’ mother, Panida Sirayootyotin, requested the re-examination to verify her daughter’s explanation for demise and to dispel any skepticism surrounding the high-profile investigation.
Tangmo drowned in the Chao Phraya River in Nonthaburi north of Bangkok late on a Thursday night time three weeks ago, after allegedly falling from a speedboat. Five other people were onboard.
At a press conference yesterday night, the evaluation panel of forensics specialists introduced their preliminary confirmations of the extra autopsy. Here are the key takeaways…

• tooth: NOT damaged • skull: NOT damaged • leg wound: nonetheless can not determine whether or not it was caused by a propeller • eyes: the identical, no bleeding • neck: regular, no marks from choking or asphyxiation • bladder: no urine, already rotten • mind: awaiting additional examination from lab outcomes



PHOTO: A screenshot from a graphic on Thai TV displaying the eleven factors requested for re-examination of the physique of Thai actress Tangmo.
Ahead of the re-examination, forensics professional Khunying Pornthip Rojanasunan fielded questions from Thai media.
Dr. Pornthip, a Human Rights Commissioner and Senator, stated she didn’t advocate a second post-mortem as a outcome of she believed the science of the initial report and the evidence at the scene of the crime were enough. But she added that a re-examination might be helpful, if solely to clear the mother’s issues and help answer the suspicions of Thai netizens…

“People should imagine in the first autopsy. For the second autopsy, we’ll have to attend for two weeks to be able to affirm all the major points.”

Speaking again at a press convention yesterday evening, Dr. Pornthip revealed she had served as a counselor and witness during the new postmortem, which began at 2pm and lasted about three hours.
Notably, she said the leg wound happened earlier than Tangmo died, though the cause remains unknown. She mentioned the consultants will examine the wound to other wounds from past autopsies to find out what caused it, and whether or not or not it was the boat’s propeller.
Regardless, Dr. Pornthip said that the finding of the autopsy would not be revealed to the media as a end result of it could have an effect on the investigation process.
“The cops, docs, and inspector group will work together to search out the reply for each query.”

How did we get here?

Thai actress Tangmo drowned in the Chao Phraya River in Nonthaburi north of Bangkok on the night of February 24, after allegedly falling from a speedboat on which she had been partying with 5 different individuals.
Search and rescue staff recovered her body from the river nearly two days later. The ensuing investigation, which today enters its fourth week, has been mired with false witness testimonies and a perceived lack of transparency from the police.
It has acquired 24/7 coverage in Thai media while netizens concoct countless conspiracy theories on-line.
Notably, gruesome images of her corpse while in the rescue car have been leaked on-line, drawing much condemnation – and fueling conspiracy theories that centered on apparent ‘wounds’ not mentioned within the preliminary autopsy report.
Her mom, Panida Sirayootyotin, finally requested a re-examination of her physique final Saturday, to substantiate her daughter’s cause of dying and to dispel any skepticism surrounding the high-profile investigation.
On Monday, docs from Police General Hospital gave a detailed clarification of the circumstances of Tangmo’s demise to her mom Panida Sirayootyotin and her lawyer. Itemized of murder was supplied.
Police say the prevailing evidence and witness claims present her dying was probably an accident.
It’s also the same explanation introduced within the report back to investigators from the Muang police station in Nonthaburi on Monday.
Afterward, the actress’ mother said the police clarification had dismissed her doubts about the trigger of her daughter’s death. However, she nonetheless wanted to go forward with the second post-mortem to confirm their claims.
The physique of the actress was then moved from the Institute of Forensic Medicine of Police General Hospital to Thammasat University Hospital Rangsit campus on Tuesday, the place forensics doctors awaited the go-ahead to conduct the second to alleviate public doubts.
On Wednesday, the institute’s 15-member board voted unanimously in favour to conduct one other postmortem, according to secretary to the justice minister Thanakrit Jitta-areerat.
The second autopsy was carried out yesterday afternoon on the college hospital. Afterward, the review panel of forensics specialists gave their preliminary findings at a press convention.
What happens next?

After three weeks of investigation, and significant pubic curiosity and hypothesis, police have but to draw definitive conclusions and shut the case.
So far, only the boat proprietor “Por” and skipper “Robert” have been charged with driving an unlicensed vessel and negligence resulting in death. But police have stated all five witnesses on board will doubtless be charged with giving false statements and recklessness that result in the dying of the Thai actress.
Police now await the full report from the second post-mortem to either verify or contradict what they already know. That might take one other two weeks.
Meanwhile, “Por” and “Robert” have left Bangkok for the province of Ratchaburi along the mountainous Thailand-Myanmar border, where they’ve been ordained as “brahmin” or “yogi” as a symbolic act of repentance. They have accused police of “stalking” them. But police argue they’re simply doing their job whereas the investigation remains open. The two witnesses have denied suspicions that they plan to flee to close by Myanmar, where the Royal Thai Police wouldn’t have jurisdiction to acquire them.
Three days of Christian memorial providers for Tangmo have been held final weekend at Liberty Church Bangkok. You can watch rewatch the livestream of the first service on Friday night right here..

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