Sharon Hubailah Namakula
Bangkok police are investigating the death of a young woman who jumped to her death from a high-rise building.
The lifeless body of Sharon Hubailah Namakula, 22 from Uganda, was lying on a concrete bank of the Chaeng Ron Canal when officers from Rat Burana Police Station arrived on the scene. “We were informed at about 6:00 Monday morning of the death of a young woman,” Pol Lt Col Bradit Blaiduan confirmed.
Just moments earlier, the 22-year-old fell to her death from a 23-storey high Suksawat Condominium, aka Suksawat Modern Condoview, on Suk Sawat Rd in Bangkok’s Rat Burana district.
Ms Namakula was found with face down, wearing a black tank top and blue-yellow striped shorts. “Both of her legs were fractured,” Pol Lt Col Bradit, who is investigating the case. “We also found a broken mobile phone in her pocket,” he added.
Police were told by Ashley Danniels, a 30-year-old British male, that the Ms Namakula was his friend. They had returned to his rented room (flat 344 on the 16th floor of the Suksawat Condominium) at around 02:00 early Monday morning. He had been living there for two months.
“He told us that while he was resting, Ms Namakula received a phone call which seemed to upset her,” Pol Lt Col Bradit said. According to police, Mr Danniels told them that she suddenly stood up, went to the window and unexpectedly jumped to her death.
A shocked Mr Danniels, a language teacher at Panyasak School, rushed downstairs and tried to save the his friend, but she was already dead.
Police inspected the apartment of Mr Danniels and found no signs that a crime might have taken place. Instead, officers found a black leather bag containing her passport and a pair of white shoes near the wall of the condominium.
Pol Lt Col Bradit is now awaiting the autopsy report from Siriraj Hospital where Mr Namakula’s body has been sent. “This will help us decide whether we need to question Mr Danniels further,” Pol Lt Col Bradit said.
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