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Big hunt for Chinese tourist who vanished near Tiger Zoo’s crocodile area

Sep 12. 2016
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By The Nation

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POLICE ARE searching for a Chinese tourist last seen near a crocodile-show area at a zoo in Chon Buri province.
Hundreds of police officers and administrative officials Monday scoured the Sri Racha Tiger Zoo for 36-year-old Gao Li Ping, who joined a group tour alone on Sunday. 
Tour guide Jingya Sae Jao said he led a party of 37, including Gao, to the zoo on but she did not return to the tour bus later. 
“She looked so vacant and unhappy. She did not talk to anyone during the trip. I was afraid that she would commit suicide,” he said Monday.
“Initially, I started looking for her myself and asked zoo staff to help check CCTV footage, which suggested her last position was around the crocodile area. So I decided to alert police.”
Officers began searching for Gao on Sunday night, but the operation was called off after a few hours amid heavy rain.
Monday, officials from various agencies including the Immigration Bureau joined the effort to locate the missing woman. 

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