Deaths of women in University District apartment was case of murder-suicide

Sep 6, 2018, 2:27 PM | Updated: 4:41 pm

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Two women were found dead in an apartment unit in Seattle's University District on Tuesday. (KIRO 7)

(KIRO 7)

The King County Medical Examiner said two women whose bodies were found in a University District apartment in Seattle died in a murder-suicide.

Both women died from stab wounds.

Officers were called to the Malloy apartments in the 4300 block of 15th Avenue Northeast near the University of Washington campus Tuesday after building managers did a welfare check at a unit in the building.

The women were identified on Thursday as 25-year-old Kornkamol Leenavarat and her close friend, Thiti-orn Chotchuangsap. The Thai students had arrived in the U.S. a few weeks ago.

The Medical Examiner said Leenawarat’s cause of death was multiple stab wounds and the manner of death was homicide. Chotechuangsab died from a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest.

The Bangkok Post identified Leenavarat as a member of a political family in Thanyaburi, in Pathum Thani Province northeast of Bangkok. She was the daughter of the former deputy mayor and niece of the current mayor.

She was studying for a master’s degree in law.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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