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Woman Travelling Thailand Found Dead In Suspicious Circumstances

Her body was discovered in the jungle

A 30-year-old woman has been found dead in the jungle of Thailand in suspicious circumstances. 

Elise Dallemangne is the seventh tourist to have died on the island of Koh Tao in just three years, and her parents are saying they don’t believe police accounts of the events surrounding their daughter’s death. 

Elise, a Belgian backpacker who had been travelling around Asia for the past two years, was heading back to Bangkok to fly home to Europe.

She stopped on the island of Koh Tao to stay for a night, with her mother Michele claiming she used a fake name to check into her bungalow accommodation. 

That night an unexplained fire burned down three of the bamboo huts, including the one Elise had been staying in.

Elise then left and booked a room at Poseidon Resort where she booked another ticket for Bangkok leaving on April 24.

Her body was found half-eaten in the jungle eight days later. 

Police say Elise committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree around three days before she was found, but her mother, Michele, refuses to believe their account of events, saying her daughter would not end her own life, and sounded normal on the phone the last time they spoke.

“Too many things show us that someone is involved,” Michele said to Metro.

The fake name, the unexplained fire in her hut, and then she is found dead days later. It just doesn’t add up.

“I am devastated by events. I am still waiting for the final autopsy report. We just want more information,” the heartbroken mother continued.

Elise’s death is the latest in a number of unexplained high-profile deaths in recent years, three of which have been blamed on suicide.

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