Thai wife murdered in Yorkshire Dales – British police go residence

A British police cold-case squad are in Thailand to speak with the household of a Thai wife murdered within the Yorkshire Dales. Backdoor after the half-naked physique of Lamduan Seekanya, was found in a stream close to Pen-y-ghent in 2004, officers did not interview her husband, prime suspect David Armitage.
For 15 years the identification of the lady remained unknown until her parents in Thailand got here forward and DNA proved the lifeless girl was their daughter. The BBC reports how officers have spoken together with her dad and mom however not her husband.
Before flying out to Thailand on 15 February, North Yorkshire Police stated they might not move the case of the murdered Thai wife ahead without…
“…understanding from Lamduan’s household all of the elements about her life and significantly the previous few months of her life.”
The British bobbies have been working alongside Thailand’s crack Department of Special Investigation (DSI), whose unparalleled expertise in clearing up tough instances within the kingdom can only hasten a outcome that has been 19 years within the waiting. They are seeking witnesses in Udon Thani, Bangkok and Kanchanaburi.
Udomkann Warotamasikkhadit, head of the DSI’s international affairs and international relations division, mentioned Armitage had initially agreed to come and give proof but changed his mind on the day.
The suspect mentioned he didn’t really feel well and had some personal issues, a scenario described by Adam Harland, leader of the chilly case review, as…
“…unfortunate.”
Having achieved little or no, the Brits would now plan to return to North Yorkshire to allow the DSI to get on with the investigation.
A post-mortem examination carried out after Lamduan’s physique was discovered on 20 September 2004 failed to ascertain how she died. There was no signal of violence and hypothermia was ruled out, however detectives couldn’t answer two main questions; who she was or how she met her dying. Local individuals paid for her burial in the churchyard in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and she became known as The Lady of the Hills.
A chilly case review was began in 2016 and scientific advances meant police have been able to piece together a more detailed image of who she was and got here to the conclusion she had been killed.
In 2019, there was a serious breakthrough when a Thai household read a BBC online story in regards to the case and believed the girl could be their daughter who vanished in 2004.
This led North Yorkshire Police to hold out DNA testing with the parents to be able to affirm Mrs Armitage’s identity. Mother-of-three Lamduan moved to the UK with Armitage in 1991 and lived along with her husband David in Portsmouth, Rugby and Preston between 1991 and 2003. They had been residing in northern England earlier than her death.
Armitage then returned to Thailand the place he has denied any involvement in his wife’s dying.
Harland said from meeting Lamduan’s mom Joomsri Seekanya, the family’s desperate wish was for her daughter’s physique to be returned to Thailand. Relatives have been presented with a memorial e-book displaying the spot the place Lamduan was buried and how the community had cared for her.
“Mr and Mrs Seekanya had been deeply moved by this and so they requested for their heat thanks and appreciation to be passed on to residents in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.”

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