Two Mysterious Deaths at Thai Resort

An American tourist’s death at a Thai resort is raising lots of questions. Jill St. Onge, 27, from Seattle was on vacation on Phi Phi island with her fiancee when she began vomiting in her room and eventually passed away less than a day after becoming sick. A 22-year-old Norwegian tourist died last month at the same resort, CNN.

Jacob Zuma has been officially sworn in as South Africa’s new president. President Zuma, who is immensely popular in the country, has vowed reconciliation in the African state and to improve his people’s lives, BBC News.

A UN peacekeeper was shot and killed in southern Darfur during a carjacking. The officer was killed while parking his car in front of his home. The man’s name and nationality have not yet been released, Sky News.

Roxana Saberi, the American journalist jailed in Iran for spying, has had her court date moved up in the Middle Eastern country. An appeals court will hear her case after she was sentenced to eight years of prison. The appeal was supposed to be heard Tuesday, but will now be heard this Sunday, giving her lawyers less time to review the case. Officials said that the original date of the case was a mistake, CNN.

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5 responses to “Two Mysterious Deaths at Thai Resort

  1. It doesn’t say why she was cremated. Was the family in on this decision? It doesn’t make any sense.

  2. I agree, Jen, it really doesn’t make any sense at all! So far those are the only details that have been released. I’ll update on the situation as soon as we have more information.

  3. Carol

    I just don’t like the sound of this at all.

    Who does this man think he is doing this to a girl he more or less he just met.

    The family should make that decision not him I think I would sue him he had no right doing that at all. Is he hiding something or what?

    If I were her family I would be furious beyond words and that is a fact.

    This why when you go off with someone you don’t even know or you meet someone you don’t know come home right away and continue your relationship.

  4. Actually, from reports, they had been together awhile. The State Department of Thailand told the family it would be best if she was cremated. The fiancee is under no suspicion, it is the resort that is. They now suspect cyanide poisoning from the room they were staying in.

    Source: http://www.westseattleherald.com/2009/05/07/news/local-woman-dies-suspected-poisoning-thailand

  5. Reality

    The only mystery here is why the press is sensationalizing this. What they are describing sounds like a classic case of botulism food poisoning. It isn’t cyanide poisoning. That kills in mere minutes and the symptoms are unmistakable. Cyanide would be easily detected.

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