He stated that she had attempted to strangle herself with a wire in their hotel room on Sunday night. According to Chiang Mai police commander Pol Maj Gen Thawatchai Pongwiwatanachai, he managed to save his wife at the time and later hid the hairdryer. The Japanese husband denied having any disagreement with his wife.
Authorities reported that the couple left their hotel room and went to a convenience shop at 3:45 a.m. on Monday. They returned to their room, and he went to bed. However, when he woke up on Monday morning, he discovered his wife dead in the bathroom.
The husband told the police that his wife was found face down in the bathtub with a phone charging cable wrapped around her neck. Before notifying the hotel staff, he allegedly moved the body and placed it face up on the hotel room floor.
The police are currently reviewing the woman's medical records to check for any signs of depression. They are also awaiting the autopsy report from Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital.
The couple had a business in Bangkok and were on vacation in Chiang Mai. They had checked into the Parc Borough hotel on Mahidol Road in Muang district on Saturday. According to Pol Maj Gen Thawatchai, surveillance footage confirmed that no one else entered the couple's room before the incident. The couple was scheduled to check out at noon on Monday.