Two women found in Seattle apartment died as result of murder-suicide, medical examiner says

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SEATTLE (AP) — The King County Medical Examiner's Office said Thursday that one of the two women found dead in a Seattle apartment this week was stabbed to death in a homicide and the other committed suicide with a single stab wound to the chest.

A news report in Thailand has identified two women found dead in a Seattle apartment this week as students who had arrived in the U.S. just weeks ago.

The Bangkok Post reported the women were 25-year-old Kornkamol Leenavarat and her close friend Thiti-orn Chotchuangsap. Officers found their bodies in Seattle's University District Tuesday after responding to a call from a building manager.

The King County medical examiner had slightly different spellings for the names. The medical examiner  identified the women as Kornkamon Leenawarat, 25, who was stabbed to death in a homicide, and Thiti-On Chotechuangsab, 32, who committed suicide with single stab wound to the chest.

The Bangkok Post identified Leenavarat as a member of a political family in Thanyaburi, in Pathum Thani Province northeast of Bangkok. She was the daughter of the former deputy mayor and niece of the current mayor.

She was studying for a master's degree in law.

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