Police: Tangmo’s Death Looks To Be Accident, Based on Evidence

National police head Suwat Jangyodsuk has spoken to say the death of TV actress Nida “Tangmo” Patcharaveerapong looks to be an accident based on the facts.

When the results of the forensic test are released in the next few days, police will hope to learn more, according to Pol Gen Suwat.

He stated that he has directed detectives to look at witness testimony as well as other evidence such as phone records, driving speed, and the GPS data from the speedboat.

The 37-year-old actress’ body was discovered on February 26th, almost two days after she drowned in the Chao Phraya River while riding in a speedboat with five other people.

Following the incident, Tanupat “Por” Lerttaweewit and Phaiboon “Robert” Trikanjananun were charged with operating an unauthorized watercraft and negligence causing death. Tangmo’s manager, Idsarin “Gatick” Juthasuksawat, Wisapat “Sand” Manomairat, and Nitas “Job” Kiratisoothisathorn were the other three people on board.

On Sunday, the five were reportedly summoned for further interrogation. Netizens have slammed them over the event, with Tangmo’s mother also getting involved in the argument for compensation for her daughter’s death.

In the investigation into the actress’ death, at least 29 people have been questioned.

Commissioner of Provincial Police Region 1, Pol Lt Gen Jirapat Phumijit, stated on Sunday that police are still gathering evidence and that the inquiry will take some time. He stated that the inquiry is being conducted in a non-interfering way, and that the investigation is also being overseen by the national police chief.

Two articles were retrieved from the Chao Phraya River near Phibul Songkhram pier by divers from the marine police division on Sunday and handed over to forensic testing. Police were thought to be seeking the items that witnesses claimed Nida dropped into the river when she fell off the motorboat.

Meanwhile, memorial services for the actress will be conducted from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on March 11th to 13th, at Liberty Church Bangkok in the Saphan Sung neighborhood.