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A single bullet through the driver's window killed Jintana Mahattanapak

Slain Phuket Resort Staffer May Have Been Tailed by Motorcycle Rider

Sunday, January 20, 2013
PHUKET: Police are working on a theory that someone may have tailed human resources manager Jintana Mahattanapak from the resort where she worked on Friday night.

Khun Jintana, mother of two, was slain with a single bullet to the head when her white Chevrolet started off again from traffic lights at the Chao Fa West Road-Kwang Road intersection in Phuket City at 8.08pm.

The shot came from the car next door, a light-colored Toyota Vios, which sped off. Khun Jintana's vehicle came to a halt soon afer, when it knocked over a light post.

Investigators are looking at security camera footage that indicates she may have been tailed by a person on a motorcycle after she left the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort and Spa in Karon that evening.

The vehicle that contained her killer joined the traffic at Chalong Circle, and followed Khun Jintana, aged 42, north towards Phuket City.

A single fatal shot was fired as she talked on her mobile telephone.

More information is expected to be released by police this week. Detectives have been concerned that having too much detail in the media could alert her killer or killers.


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Hopefully they will check to see who was recently 'released from employment' from the Hilton. The answer is in the question. it is really a complete waste of a life if this should prove to be true. if not it is still a tragic loss of life.

Posted by Mister Ree on January 20, 2013 22:50


I was working in Phuket from 2010 - 2013 for company hotel 5* can't named but start by "C" Grand Karon on a Beach ,i was lead 18 Pastry Staff all's thai , we have security guard wish i call more to show them on a gate then they do action on checking ! or to any real Security matter!! the fact is on day i was on a argument me (Chef) and 1 staff about working attitude and assign work ! in a day's later when i open a drawer in my kitchen i seeing a Gun "Magnum 747" loaded !! wrap it in a towel , i was asked to who was belong !! i found out !! so the morality of this all story working in Phuket can be a fatal Result for those who are professional, Thai or Farang from thats fact i have learn to slow down on a argue with Thai!! Live can be extremely cheap in Phuket "RIP"

Posted by ratatouille on January 21, 2013 11:04

Monday May 28, 2018
Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa


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