The police were notified about the incident at 7 a.m., and they swiftly dispatched a response team to the scene, a two-story townhouse situated on Patak Soi 1. The ground floor of the building housed the offices of a local dive tour company, while the woman, now deceased, lived in the upper-level living quarters.
In addition to the police, teams from the renowned Phuket Kusoldharm Foundation and a medical unit from Vachira Phuket Hospital also arrived promptly at the location. Upon investigating the upstairs living area, officers discovered the woman's lifeless body in the bathroom, alongside her two deceased pet cats.
The room was filled with smoke, and amidst the hazy atmosphere, the police found a rice cooker containing charcoal. There were no immediate signs of a struggle or altercation in the living quarters or on the woman's body.
According to reports, the woman's 41-year-old boyfriend, also a South Korean national, was away on business in Surat Thani when the tragic incident occurred. He disclosed to the police that he had received a message from her during his absence. It is believed that the woman was alone at home when she passed away.
As of now, the investigation is still ongoing. After conducting an initial on-site inquiry, the woman's body was transported to Vachira Phuket Hospital, located in Phuket Town, for a comprehensive post-mortem examination to ascertain the exact cause of death.