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Woman found dead in rented Samut Prakan room, surrounded by her plants

Aug 13. 2018
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By Teerapol Khumsuk
The Nation

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A 45-year-old woman was found dead on Monday morning in her rented room in Samut Prakan's Bang Sao Thong district, police said.

Following a report of what seemed like the strong smell of a decomposed body coming from a third-floor room in Soi Wat Sri Wareenoi in Tambon Sisa Jorakhe Yai at 9.30am, Pol Captain Theeradech Udonteerasakul of the local precinct went to inspect the scene along with rescue workers. 

They found the decomposed body of tenant Sawai Sornsri, 45, from Si Sa Ket in the room.

She had grown many plants besides the bed, and it was suspected that she had died at least three days before the discovery of the body. 

No wounds were found on her body, which was then sent to hospital for autopsy to determine the cause of death, Theeradech said. 

Neighbours said the woman had kept to herself and was keen on growing plants in her room, despite people having warned her against growing plants in a poorly ventilated room such as hers. 

Police suspect that she may have died due to a combination of the plants producing a large amount of carbon dioxide and the fact that she had apparently been a regular drinker, which would increase the risk of acute heart attack, he added.

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