WORD ON PHUKET: Police are looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 27-year-old British woman who was staying with her boyfriend at a rented room in Chalong.
Police were called to the room located in Soi Ta-iad in southern Phuket, which is populated with Muay Thai boxing gyms and fitness clubs, early Saturday morning after the couple had returned from a night out in Patong.
Initial reports are that the couple had a disagreement and separated while they were out in Patong and that the woman returned alone to their room at 3am.
The boyfriend reportedly returned at 6am to find the body of his girlfriend inside the room, propped against the door, with a bed sheet tied around her neck and to the door handle.
The boyfriend told investigators that he had then removed the bed sheet and placed the body of his companion on the bed.
Police said there were no signs of a struggle in the room but were continuing their investigations.