February 21, 2016

Gianluca Maynardi Araldi

In a gated community in Chiang Mai province, a man and woman were found dead on Sunday afternoon in what police say is a case of murder-suicide.

At around 13:30, Hang Don district police station was notified about two people laying dead on the driveway of a house in Koolpunt Ville 7 in Nong Kwai area. When police arrived, they found the bodies Gianluca Maynardi Araldi, a 40-year-old Italian national, and his 35-year-old Thai wife Somjit Phanphon.

Thai media reports the incident occurred when the woman, who is believed to have been separated from her husband, went to collect their son who had been staying with his father during the weekend. After arriving at her husband’s house, the woman was unable to find her son and confronted her husband.

An argument ensued and the woman went back to Toyota Camry car to collect a gun she is believed to have kept in the vehicle. She then returned to the house to threaten her husband.

The man managed to restrain his wife, taking the gun from her before opening fire and killing the woman instantly. Witnesses say the man then turned the gun on himself.

A pistol and spent bullets were found nearby. Police told reporters the 8-year-old son had been staying with a neighbour when the incident occurred.

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Case Details

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Date of Death: February 21, 2016
Last Edited: 7 months ago
Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
Nationality: Italian
Cause of Death: Suicide
Province: Chiang Mai
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