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Thailand – Questions remain as Quebec sisters buried

Via: Toronto Sun

As the two Quebec sisters found dead in a hotel room in Thailand were laid to rest on Saturday in their hometown, the cause of their deaths remains a mystery.

Results from the preliminary autopsies conducted in Thailand did not reveal how Audrey, 20, and Noemi Belanger, 25, died.

The autopsy report stated no traces of drugs were found in their bodies.

Quebec’s coroner conducted a second autopsy, results of which are still unknown.

Staff on the Thai resort island of Phi Phi found the women dead in a hotel room two weeks ago. Thai authorities said there were no signs of violence in the room, but they said there was vomit on the floor and other signs the women were poisoned.

Audrey and Noemi’s father, Carl, told QMI Agency earlier in the week that he deplored the way Thai authorities handled the case. He called Thai police work “corrupt” and “rotten.”

Carl Belanger said the investigation took too long and there was little communication between Thai authorities and the family.

“(Thai) authorities said they found their bodies 12 hours after they died,” Carl said. “But according to our calculations, it was 48 hours.”

The Belanger family also told QMI Agency that Quebec coroner Renee Roussel told them the women’s bodies were kept for five days in Thailand under conditions that were “not respectable.”

The family was not able to identify the women’s bodies because they were told the sight of the corpses would be too shocking, Carl said.

The family believes the sisters were accidentally killed by exposure to an INSECTICIDE vapour used to kill bed bugs.


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‘Chiang Mai – Hotel deny using bug kill spray’

Earlier, the findings from an independent investigation were reported on the New Zealand television programme 60 Minutes.

The investigators noted that SEVEN GUESTS who had stayed at the hotel and died later on MIGHT have died because of high levels of pesticide in their hotel rooms.


Investigators found traces of CHLORPYRIFOS on bed linen in one of the hotel rooms.


July 2, 2012 Posted by | hotel deaths | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment