SAMUT PRAKAN – September 5, 2012 [PDN]: at 2:30 p.m., a man came to the police station to check with Pol .Lt. Col. Mingmontree Siripong about the case of his missing wife who may have committed suicide.
The man, Mr. Sane Jitsatta, age 55, is living at the house number 465/4 moo 4, Taiban, Muang, Samut Prakarn. His wife’s father, Mr. Thawarn Yampraipiraom, age 69, lives at nearby house number 72 on the same moo and Tambon.
His missing wife, Mrs. Tipawan Jitsatta, is 36 years old. Mr. Sane told police she has been missing since August 24, and he suspects she died by jumping into the crocodile pond.
Mr. Sane brought his wife’s photo and the copy of August 25 daily record from the Muang Samut Prakan police station to give to detectives to help the investigation.
Mr. Sane said that in the morning of the day she went missing, he took her to see the doctor at a nearby clinic. Then his wife said she wanted to eat noodles. At 11 o’clock a.m., she went to travel at the crocodile farm, and he went to work.
When Mr. Sane came home in the evening he did not see his wife, and tried to find her in many places. When he could not find her, he reported her missing to the head of the village, the head of the district, and the area rescue team.
Then Mr. Sane heard the some village people who worked at the crocodile farm said that a human had fallen into the pond.
When he asked them to describe the person, the crocodile farm worker said the person matched his wife, because there was bandage on a human pointing finger, and the finger was pointing to the sky like the person wanted to get help.
The next morning, Mr. Sane went to notify the Muang Samut Prakarn police station. The detective officer then took him to the crocodile farm to question the staff. But they all denied seeing someone jump into the pond.
Police checked the farm’s CCTV and saw Mr. Sane’s wife had entered the farm, wearing a green blouse and shorts and white shoes.
Later, the crocodile farm owner sent a staff member to ask Mr. Sane if he wanted money, and how much money did he want. Mr. Sane responded that he did not want money, he just wanted the truth.
If his wife had died in the pond, Mr. Sane would do the ritual to invite her soul back home.
Mr. Sane then asked his close friend who worked at the farm about what really happened. His friend told Mr. Sane that his wife had climbed the fence and went into the crocodile pond.
Before it happened his wife had been stressed because she had to continually take medicine, his friend said, and she had brought her gold ornament to a mini shop to keep.
In addition, Mr. Sane’s relative also saw the soul of his wife in a dream, standing and crying. Mr. Sane said he did not want to sue the farm or claim anything, he just wanted to invite her soul back home.
After talking with Mr. Sane, Pol. Lt. Col. Mingmontree said he would report to his supervisor to examine the case at the next step.