Today is truly a sad day. The flame of life was extinguished for two young girls – one in China and the other in Singapore.

Wang Yue, the Chinese girl left bleeding on the road after being run over by two different vehicles and then ignored by 18 passersby, has finally died.

Yue Yue has succumbed to the horrific brain injuries sustained in the accident

The case of two-year-old Wang , also known as Yue Yue, triggered a furore worldewide. It is truly appalling that such callousness could occur and many incensed netizens blasted China, condemning it for becoming  an ‘immoral modern society’. Her story was featured by all the major news media worldwide. The video footage sparked a global outcry about the state of morality in China’s fast-changing society.

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In Singapore, six-year-old Charmaine Lim lost her battle against neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancer. Over the past two and half years, Charmaine fought a courageous battle against the cancer. Singaporeans rallied to help raise funds for her to go to the US for treatment. Despite her sufferings, she took things in her stride, earning her the nickname Feisty Princess Charmaine.

Charmaine Lim - The Feisty Princess

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The very talented but troubled pop star Amy Winehouse was been found dead yesterday afternoon at her flat in Camden, north London, after a suspected drug overdose at the age of just 27.

Amy Winehouse

Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer-songwriter, known for her powerful contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres including R&B, soul, and jazz.

After the wayward star collapsed at her flat, friends called the London Ambulance Service immediately but she died though help arrived in under 5 minutes. One friend said the singer, who had spent years battling heroin and alcohol addiction, had been taking ecstacy.

Amy's body removed from her home

Amy’s distraught father Mitch Winehouse, a taxi driver and part-time singer, had predicted his daughter would die if she didn’t quit booze and drugs.

The weeping father said: “This isn’t real… I’m completely devastated. I’m coming home. I have to be with Amy. I can’t crack up for her sake.”

Amy Winehouse with her father Mitch

Amy’s death has been described as “unexplained” by the police. But the singer, who had the world at her feet after her massively successful 2006 album Back to Black, had been battling alcohol and drug addiction.

Her death has been met with shock among the music world and an outpouring of grief from fans worldwide.

Tribute near Amy Winehouse's home in North London

Her pal Kelly Osbourne tweeted: “i cant even breath right my now im crying so hard i just lost 1 of my best friends. i love you forever Amy & will never forget the real you!”

Ex Premier Gordon Brown’s wife Sarah said on Twitter: “Sad, sad news of Amy Winehouse – great talent, extraordinary voice, and tragic death. Condolences to her family.”

Four days ago the singer, brought up in nearby Southgate by mum Janis, had appeared alongside her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield at the iTunes festival at the Camden Roudhouse where she urged the crowd to buy the young singer's album . Fans were delighted to see Amy, who stormed on stage and danced with the young artist. They said she seemed in great spirits.

Amy Winehouse with goddaughter Dionne Bromfield

That public appearance came after a string of incidents that alarmed friends. In May she admitted herself to The Priory clinic in South-West London and was pictured swigging a bottle of vodka ­moments before she arrived.

Weeks later her European tour was cancelled after a shambolic performance in Belgrade, Serbia, where she staggered on stage an hour late, appearing drunk and incoherent. Her 'performance' was booed by 20,000 irate fans - some who paid a week's salary to see her. Scores walked out in disgust. Then she told friends ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, blamed for getting her hooked on hard drugs, was the only one who could save her.

An intoxicated Amy in Belgrade, Serbia

She acknowledged struggling with eating disorders and told a newspaper that she had been diagnosed as manic depressive but refused to take medication. She became more famous for her erratic behaviour, cancelled concerts and drink-and-drug-fuelled nights than her music. Amy also appeared unhealthily thin, with scabs on her face and marks on her arms, wearing scruffy clothes. Her distinctive jet-black beehive hairstyle, thick eye make-up and many tattoos were her trademark.

She wed Blake Fielder-Civil in May 2007 in Miami. It is alleged that he introduced the Back to Black star to heroin and crack cocaine. The two were also known to be violent with each other when intoxicated. They divorced in August 2009.

Amy Winehouse with Blake Fielder-Civil

The star had a troubled on-off relationship with Libertines singer Pete Doherty. The pair posted embarrassing videos on the internet, one of them playing with newborn mice.

Amy Winehouse with former boyfriend Pete Doherty

Recently Amy found love with horror film director Reg Traviss — and promised to come up with her long-awaited third album this year.

Amy Winehouse with Reg Traviss

Just hours before her death by her management team released a statement saying: “Amy Winehouse is withdrawing from all scheduled performances.”

Amy joins the notorious '27 Club' of musicians who have died at that age after struggling to cope with fame.

Other famous singers who all died at the same age of 27 include Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who shot himself in 1994, Rolling Stones star Brian Jones, who drowned in a swimming pool in 1969, guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who choked to death in 1970 after mixing wine with sleeping pills, Doors star Jim Morrison, who died of heart failure in 1971, and singer Janis Joplin, who suffered a suspected heroin overdose in 1969.

Amy is survived by her father, Mitchell, mother, Janis, and older brother, Alex.

In her short lifetime, Amy Winehouse too often made headlines because of drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, destructive relationships and abortive performances. Her small but powerful body of recorded music will be her legacy.

RIP, Amy!

RIP, Amy!

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Today is a sad day in Miri as the city buried one of its daughters. More than a thousand mourners gathered at a funeral service at St Joseph Cathedral for murdered 17-year-old Tiffany Wong. Tears filled the eyes of many present as they witnessed the sorrow of Tiffany’s family. Tiffany’s parents deeply touched the hearts of those present when they said that they have forgiven the boy who killed their daughter.

Tiffany Wong

Tiffany, who obtained multiple As in the SPM examination results announced last week, was found dead in bushes on the outskirts of this city last Friday, with her head wrapped in a plastic bag and her body partially buried in a drain in Bakam sub-district, some 40km from here.

The police were led there by a 17-year-old boy who had surrendered himself at the Miri Central Police Station. He was accompanied to the station by his parents. The teenager, a student of an institute of higher learning here, has been detained for further investigation. It is believed that the boy had badly beaten Tiffany before strangling her as her face was swollen with bruises and there were injuries on her chest.

Tiffany, an ex- student of St Joseph Secondary School Miri, was reported missing last Thursday from her home, a day after the SPM results were announced. On that day, Tiffany’s mum had seen Tiffany getting into the boy’s car supposedly to go to their school to get their SPM results.

Her murder shocked the whole city. Many netizens, appalled by the heinous crime, called for the death penalty for the 17-year-old boy.

Yesterday something magical happened at the house of Tiffany. Many believe that Tiffany came home, as a bird, to bid farewell to her family.

A bird landed on one of the many floral wreaths and remained there the whole day. When Tiffany’s mom went over to talk to the bird, the bird hopped onto her hand. It listened to what Tiffany’s mom had to say and responded by chipping. The miraculous event was captured in photos by someone present. These photos were posted on MiriCommunity.net by someone using the name JongawOlya. Thanks, JongawOlya!

The bird on the wreath

The bird

The bird sitting on the hand of Tiffany's mum

According to some reports, the bird flew off today after Tiffany’s mum said to the bird that it was time for it to go. Anyway the bird was no longer at the house when Tiffany’s family returned from the funeral.

This little poem is dedicated to the memory of Tiffany:

Light a candle for Tiffany for whom we mourn.

Into a new life she will be born.

Do not look for her at the gravesite.

She is somewhere else radiating her beautiful light.

She has gone to a new world where there is no darkness, no pain.

Her light and essence will always remain.

Tiffany posing with a t-shirt at a department store....Tiffany's family appealed for help to find this t-shirt...AT Sport worked overtime to specially print the t-shirt for Tiffany's family.

RIP now, Tiffany, for you will be by God’s side soon. You will be greatly missed by your family and friends!

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Ex-Playboy cover girl Sandy Bentley is taking the trends by storm. The former live-in lover of the world’s most famous bachelor, Hugh Hefner, is today one of the top Google trends, for being associated with Mark Yagalla, a New York Ponzi schemer, and Michael Tardio, the victims of a gruesome 2002 murder.

Sandy Bentley

Sandy Bentley reportedly received nearly $750,000 worth of jewelry from Yagalla, who was her lover in the summer of 1999. The jewelry connects Yagalla to the gruesome 2002 double murder of Michael Tardio and Christopher Monson, who were found shot to death, in a burning Mercedes SUV on Sept. 2, 2002, in Studio City, California. However Yagalla is not a suspect. Sandy Bentley, who was dating Michael Tardio, is not a suspect either. The sudden interest in these two characters can also be explained by the fact that they were the subject of the “48 Hours Mystery” show Saturday night.

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The six-year-old HIV carrier, Ah Long – who has been living alone since his mother and father died of AIDS in 2008 and 2010 respectively – is now putting up at a charity home for the time being.

Prior to this, the boy did his own washing, cooking, studying and he also reared some chicken.

Ah Long making a fire to cook dinner

Ah Long playing in front of his house

Ah Long studying in his room alone

He had been living in his parents’ house at the foothill village of Malu Mountain in Liuzhou in Guangxi Province, China. Ah Long has an 84-year-old grandmother, who visited him quite frequently and often cooked for him. The granny also planted some vegetables near the house for Ah Long.

Ah Long carrying firewoods down the mountain path to his home

Due to his condition, he was rejected by the nearby primary school and most of the people including his friends distanced themselves from him. Even doctors did not want to treat his wounds and his only family member – his granny – refused to live with him. And the Welfare Department declined to take care of the boy.

His only companion is a dog called Lao Hei.

Ah Long playing with Lao Hei in front of their house

He used to receive 70 yuan monthly subsistence allowance from the civil bureau which was not enough.

Since Ah Long’s story was highlighted by the media, the boy has received tremendous attention from the public as well as the government in China.

Early this month, a charity home in the city of Liuzhou, where the boy lives at the foothill village of Malu Mountain, agreed to take care of him.

The government will also provide an annual living allowance of 1,200 yuan each to Ah Long and his 84-year-old grandmother.

Many people have also shown their love and care for the boy. They have been sending him food, toys, winter clothing and other essential items.

Caring netizens also raised 24,000 yuan to build a new home for Ah Long. One of them, Zhang Fei, who supervised the construction, said the new house is about 60-square-metre big. It has two bedrooms, a living room a kitchen and a toilet.

The new house (left) built for Ah Long is just next to the old one (right)

Now that Ah Long has gone to the charity home, the fate of the house is unknown. But it is heartening to know that Ah Long’s sad plight as a lonely orphan and society outcast is finally coming to an end. A better tomorrow beckons!

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This is another tragic love story that has culminated in a suicide.

Goalkeeper Dale Roberts, 24, hanged himself on Tuesday at his home in Higham Ferrers, Northants after his 25-year-old fiancée Lindsay Cowen had an affair with his Rushden and Diamonds team mate Paul Terry, the 31-year-old older brother of Chelsea star John Terry.

Dale Roberts

Cowen and Paul became an item after Paul stayed the night at the couple’s home in Higham Ferrers when Dale was injured. Paul bedded Cowen that night. What a friend!

Paul Terry, older brother of John Terry

The heartbroken goalie refused to play alongside Paul. Paul ended up being sold to fellow non-league club Darlington in August as the rest of the team also didn’t want to play in the same side as him.

Cowen left Roberts for Paul in May after Paul slept with her at the couple’s very own home.

Cowen admitted the affair when a suspicious Roberts confronted her at their home in Higham Ferrers, Nothamptonshire.

Roberts had been heartbroken by the split and struggled to cope with losing his fiancée. He slumped into depression and unable to come to term with his ex-fiancee’s cheating, he committed suicide.

The Terry family seems to be cursed. John was stripped of the England captaincy amid claims of an affair with model Vanessa Perroncel, 33, girlfriend of his former team-mate Wayne Bridge. His dad was given a suspended jail sentence for selling cocaine and his mum and mother-in-law were cautioned for shoplifting from Marks & Spencer.

A spokesperson for Northamptonshire Police said: “We have been notified of the sudden death of Rushden and Diamonds footballer Dale Roberts, aged 24.”

“There are no suspicious circumstances in relation to his death and a report is being prepared for the coroner.”

Lindsey admitted the affair and Dale said then: “It’s true. She told me she’d been seeing Paul. We’ve split up. I’m trying to get my head around it. It’s only just happened. I’m a bit messed up.

“It is bad enough she’s done it at all, but the fact that it is with him, one of my team-mates, makes it that much harder to bear.’

Tributes had been flooding in for the tragic goalkeeper.

A statement released by Rushden and Diamonds on Tuesday said: “It is with great sadness that this afternoon our goalkeeper Dale Roberts passed away, our thoughts and prayers at this time go to his parents, family and friends.”

Eastwood manager Paul Cox, who had Roberts on loan at Coronation Park in 2006, said it was ‘an absolute tragedy’.

“I was only speaking to him on Saturday and he was one of the nicest lads you will ever meet, as well as an excellent keeper,” said former Kettering Town defender Cox.

“Some things are bigger than football and render it meaningless and this is one of them. We totally understand the decision to call the game off after his passing away,” he said.

“I have told Justin Edinburgh (Rushden’s manager) that if there is anything we can do to help at this very sad time then he only has to ask,” Cox said.

The footballer also used to play for Nottingham Forest

A club spokesman said: “Dale was with us for several years and was enormously popular with his team-mates and coaching staff. We are deeply saddened by the news of his tragic death

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.”

The club’s FA Trophy replay with Eastwood Town was postponed and Saturday’s Conference clash with Eastbourne Borough has also been called off.

As floral tributes piled up at the club’s Nene Park ground in Northants, some fans turned their fury on Paul Terry, who is married with two children. One message board post read: “He has a lot to answer for.”

Dale’s mum Isobella said in May: “He confronted her and she just blurted out it was true.” Dale’s dad George, 62, added: “Paul is just like his brother John in my eyes.”

But grief-stricken Lindsey said: “Recent rumours and allegations about our relationship are without foundation. Dale was my childhood sweetheart and the love of my life. I will never get over his death.”

Last night, a Rushden and Diamonds football shirt bearing an emotional message from Lindsey lay on their goal net.

Her tribute, written on his No1 jersey, read: “Dale, I love you. You made my life amazing. That smile. Those eyes. Sleep tight. Sweet Dreams. My baby. Love and Big Hugs, Always, Lindsey xxx.” Now, isn’t it a bit too late for that?

Dale’s dad George wrote on the shirt: “Dale Good Night. God bless to the best son in the world. Dad.’’

RIP, Dale!

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Love hurts. Yes, it does. But for 22-year-old Malaysian Alviss Kong, love kills.

Alviss Kong, born 22nd May 1988, committed suicide in the wee hours of yesterday morning by jumping off the 14th floor of Ketumbar Heights, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur after succumbing to emotional distress brought about by the breakup with his girlfriend.

Alviss and his girlfriend had been an item for about four months only prior to their breakup. This was Aviss’ second relationship. It was reported in a local newspaper that Alviss also committed suicide after the breakup with his first girlfriend but was saved in the nick of time. The depression from the breakup with his second girlfriend seemed to have caused him to spiral out of control again, resulting in his suicide. And this time, he really met with his death.

Before committing suicide, he posted a farewell note on his Facebook profile page together with a photo that he tagged as the last photo of him alive. At 11.15 pm on Wednesday night, he posted on his Facebook wall this message “Count Down For 45 Mins…What should I do in this 45 mins?”. His sister and friends responded with messages, not realising the countdown was the countdown to his suicide. At about 11.29 pm, he posted a message to his sister asking her to take care of their mum. That must have freaked out her sister who responded with the message “Hello hello u freaking me out here.. Wats wrong wit you!!!!” Slightly over half an hour later, Alviss committed suicide.

Alviss lived in an apartment on the fifth floor of the building. Prior to his suicide, he had a drink at a tea stall near the building.

After he jumped, his body hit a car parked near the building, damaging the car on impact. He lay bleeding until he was rushed to the hospital. He passed away at about 9.00.a.m. yesterday.

Alviss Kong used to work in Berjaya Times Square. He went clubbing a lot, and often wore a cute plaster on his face as a fashion statement.

Alviss Kong with a cute plaster on his cheek

This picture is a newspaper report on the suicide.

Alviss Kong Commits Suicide

This is the message he posted on his Facebook account:

i love u…i said it i meant it…i’ll love u till the moment i die

devil bin this is the way how i love,perhaps ppl will think it was crazy

i’ve never tried to put down my pride my dignity my ego-ness on my first ex…but u were totally diff,i put down my pride my dignity my every shit

just to beg u….but i failed…as always im just a failure in a relation

but that’s just me,i’ll only do the things which i think its worth…

will i became ur memory forever ? who knows..since u were already special when the first sight i saw u…

perhaps,u’ll just fucking laugh at me…i bet there’s plenty of ppl will laugh too =) but who cares ?

that’s just me…that’s the way i are….

the last thing

i do appreciate everything about us….u were the light in my life..u given me determination for my future…but everything is gone…i don’t blame u actually…

because ~ so just wish u’ll have ya happy life in d future

ILY & IMY ~ sorry that i couldn’t brings u to walk until the end of the day

P/S : Please do not blame her….Im the one who decided this..she’s just the one given me the motivation n courage…..to my FAMILY,please..i beg of u all,dont ever blame on her…

To her future BF : IF U DID ANYTHINGS THAT WOULD HURT HER..I FUCKING SWEAR I’LL FUCKING HAUNT U DOWN EVEN IM JUST A SPIRIT =) !

The following photo was taken by Alviss shortly before he committed suicide. You can feel  his sorrow as tears flowed from his eyes.

first time i take a pic when i were crying..looks sucks...anyway thats the last pic of mine b4 i gg =)

You can read the entire message in Chinese and English and  comments from his friends at his Facebook account by going here. (oops! The Facebook  pages are currently unavailable and may have been disabled!)

The China Press news report about Alviss’ suicide is here. Please take note that the report is in Mandarin. Due to very heavy traffic, it may take ages for the page to load.

It is particularly  sad now to read Alviss’ blog post about his unforgettable day with his girlfriend knowing that he had committed suicide.

Love kills

scars you from the start.

It’s just a living pastime

ruling your heart line

won’t let you go.

Love kills

hey

drills you through your heart

Love kills

tears you right apart.

It won’t let go

it won’t let go

love kills

yeah


The following poem sums up it all:

Tragic Love by Kelsey

I love you

But you don’t seem to care

I know we aren’t together anymore

But still I love you

I can’t live life like this anymore

I pull out a razor blade

And slide it down my arm

I see the deep dark red of my blood

What have I done?

I’ve done nothing

The blood running down my arm

Was caused by you

If it wasn’t for you

Blood wouldn’t be running down my arm

Tears wouldn’t be running down my cheeks

And my heart wouldn’t be broken

RIP, Alviss!

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Michael Brea, a small-time actor who once appeared on Ugly Betty, has been taken into custody for allegedly decapitating his mother inside their Park Place apartment yesterday with a samurai sword, a truly heinous act that horrified the US.

Michael Brea

Michael Brea, 31, was arguing with Yannick Brea in the apartment between Grand and Classon avenues at 2:20 am when he allegedly attacked his 55-year-old mother while spouting Bible passages and screaming “Repent, repent” before delivering the death blows.

Officers responded to calls about a domestic disturbance at Brea’s home earlier in the evening but left without taking any action. They were called back to the scene again early yesterday morning by neighbors who reported horrifying screams.

Neighbors claim cops initially refused to enter her apartment early Tuesday despite their pleas. When cops finally got inside the Prospect Heights home, they faced an “extremely bloody” scene with Yannick Brea kneeling with her head almost decapitated in a blood-spattered bathroom.

The body of Yannick Brea is removed from the scene.

The son, holding the three-foot sword and babbling about religion and repentance, was arrested in a nearby bedroom, police said. They had to subdue him using a taser. He was spouting gibberish when he was removed from the Park Place apartment on a stretcher.

He apparently removed the murder weapon from a Masonic lodge after a meeting Monday night and then used it later on his mother, said the suspect’s uncle.

Brea was a low-level Mason who was not cleared to take one of the ceremonial swords – typically stainless steel blades with a short, black grip.

Gregory Clare who lived below the apartment heard the commotion.

“Michael was yelling, ‘Repent, repent, sinner, sinner’, over and over again’, Clare said. ‘He was screaming, ‘You never accepted Jesus’. It was real loud.”

Neighbors described a hellish sound coming from the Brea apartment in the middle of the night.

“I could hear her groaning inside … She was still alive, but they wouldn’t go in,” said Clinton Clare, 52, who lived in the apartment below the Brea family.

Clare estimated police waited an hour before bursting into the apartment, where neighbors heard Michael Brea, 31, delivering a terrifying rant at his doomed mother.

“I heard a ‘Help me!’ shriek,” said Vernal Bent, 18, who lived in the apartment above. “Police kept knocking on the door. Knocking and knocking … All of us kept saying, ‘Open the door.’”

Gregory Clare, whose father owns the building, said his dad gave the OK for four cops to break down the door.

“They just kept saying protocol this and protocol that,” he said. “Now a woman’s dead who should be alive if only the police would have listened.”

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly questioned neighbor accounts of the delay, saying he believed officers handled the situation properly.

“It’s a barricaded situation and that is handled by the Emergency Services Unit. What happens in a barricade situation is that responding patrol officers, if possible, wait for the Emergency Services forces to arrive,” Kelly said.

The accused killer’s cousin was stunned by the news of Yannick’s death.

“She was a very loving person,” said John Brea, 34, as he stood outside the apartment building. “She helped to raise all of us.”

John Brea said his aunt was a hard-working woman employed by a local hotel.

Neighbors and an ex-girlfriend described Michael Brea as a martial arts student who showed no signs of any mental illness and no violent tendencies.

“Michael had the whole world in his hands,” said an ex-girlfriend. “This is a shock.”

Brea has not been charged but is in police custody and undergoing psychiatric evaluation at Kings County Hospital. Police said that Brea is a “person of interest” in the murder.

Yannick was a survivor of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

She worked at the Marriott at the World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the attack, but never went back to work afterward.

Brea appeared in one episode of “Ugly Betty,” but he apparently has done little other acting. He has no listing on the Internet Movie Data Base, an Internet site that tracks people in the entertainment business.

He was described by neighbours as “quiet” and into martial arts.

In addition to his acting, Michael Brea was also an entrepreneur who previously owned a Subway franchise at 1709 Broadway in Brooklyn, where he was known for giving out free turkey subs on Thanksgiving. The franchise was taken away a year ago because of poor performance.

Michael’s twin brother Marcel, a martial arts instructor, also lived with his mother. Marcel’s whereabout at that time of the murder is unclear.

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Lori Darling David, a 37-year-old Texas mom, faces third-degree felony criminal charges for online solicitation of sex from her son’s 16-year-old friend over the Internet – after sending two nude photos of herself in suggestive poses to the high school student’s email account on October 14. She was arrested and held in the Harris County jail before being released on a $20,000 bond.

Lori Darling David

Authorities executed a search warrant at David’s residence in Katy, Texas, about 48km west of Houston, for computer equipment and records. David admitted sending the photos when questioned, according to investigators. She was completely nude in the two photos.

David apparently regularly volunteered at her son’s high school, where she met the victim, who is also a son of one of her jogging partners. David allegedly approached the boy and invited him to be friends on Facebook.

Lori Darling David in happier times

Afterwards the two began to regularly communicate through the social networking website, e-mail and texts. Online messages from the woman quickly took on a sexual tone, according to investigators, culminating in the sending of two nude photos.

David has been barred from further volunteer work at Taylor High School.

The boy, whose name was not released due to his age, reportedly told investigating deputies he was a friend of the woman’s son and his mother had once been David’s “jogging buddy.”

It was the victim’s parents who stumbled on the emails addressed to their son and who called authorities.

What makes a nearly 40-year-old woman desire a teenager, especially when she has a son the same age? It is  so sad and her son will no doubt have to face the stigma of having such a mum.

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Police have finally concluded that Sasitorn Onwimon, a 28-year-old Thai model for FHM, committed suicide by taking 10 sleeping pills and then shooting herself in her luxury condominium in Bangkok’s Huay Khwang district on October 11. Sasitorn’s body was found on her bed covered with a blanket to her chest with a gunshot wound to her right temple. A .38 pistol was found near her right elbow.

FHM model Sasitorn Onwimon

Deputy national police chief General Panupong Singhara na Ayutthaya told the press yesterday that on-site investigation and forensic evidence proved that she had shot herself because only her fingerprints and DNA evidence were found on the gun and in the room.

Police discovered that the first gunshot was an accident, with the bullet hitting a closet.

Gun residue was also found on her blanket because she first cocked the gun and then used both her hands to shoot herself in the head. The pistol she was shot with was given to her by her father.

The motive for the suicide is believed to be stress from romantic and financial problems, and the fact that the model was an introvert.

Sasitorn’s family has been told about the police conclusion and they have not objected to it.

Pretty Sasitorn Onwimon

Police initially suspected Sasitorn may have been murdered as police found some suspicious points in her death that suggested the scene might have been staged to cover up a murder and were checking security cameras for a possible killer.

Condo maid Rattana Kwaenbanchao, 41, told police neighbours had complained about a foul smell from the woman’s room so managers of the block had a key maker unlock the door. They found Sasitorn’s body in her bed and alerted police.

Her bedroom, which had the air-conditioner left on, showed no sign of being ransacked. She was thought to have died three or four days ago.

Police also looked at the inheritance issue because her late father had two wives and she was the first wife’s eldest child. They also spoke to her ex-boyfriend, who had tried to get her back. The former boyfriend was also reportedly subjected to a lie detector test.

Police  also checked on the driver of a blue pickup that visited her often, as seen on security cameras.

The model’s mother Sompit Opaswattana, who received the body from Ramathibodi Hospital morgue, said she didn’t believe her daughter committed suicide. But she dismissed talk that her dad’s inheritance may have been a motive as she had not received much money, so there was no dispute.

Morgue doctor Samith Srison said the model died from a close-range gunshot with the bullet going through her right temple to the left, leaving no fragments in the brain. And the model had not been pregnant.

Deputy Superintendent Pol Lt Col Jarupat Thongkomon said the fact there was no blood on the blanket on her bed suggested it had not been used to silence the shot, and pointed to suicide. He said if she was murdered, the killer must have been close to her – and had keys to her double-locked room, plus knew where she kept the gun, and how to avoid getting seen on the block’s security cameras.

Despite the official police verdict on the death, there is some lingering doubt. No matter what the real cause of death is, it is such a tragic end to the life of a beautiful woman who seemed to have everything going her way.

RIP, Sasitorn Onwimon!

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