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Second autopsy of actress ‘shows skull, eyes and teeth normal’

AFTER THE second autopsy of  the body of actress Pataratida Patcharawirapong, or Tangmo Nida, who drowned in Chao Phraya river during a speedboat trip last month, was completed this afternoon (Mar. 17) forensic pathologist Dr. Porntip Rojanasunan said her eyes were normal, all teeth were intact and there was no head wound, Matichon newspaper said this evening.

She added that the late actress’ body had undergone changes after she drowned and was raised from the river and photos that circulated were misleading.

Sub. Lt. Thanakrit Jitrareerat, secretary to the justice minister, said the autopsy focussed on 11 details raised by the late actress’ mother, Mrs. Panida Siriyuthyothin, with these being 1. The area around the head, 2. Around the face, 3. The neck area where the deceased wore a necklace, 4. The chest area, 5. Wounds on the legs, 6. Wounds around both calves and joints, 7. Fingernails on both hands, 8. The back, 9. The trachea, 10. The genital area and 11. The clothes worn by the deceased when she drowned.

He mentioned that the full results of the second autopsy would take two weeks as some lab tests were still being carried out while various doctors had still to reach a conclusion.

He added that Dr Pornthip had no recommendations on this autopsy unless someone raised a question. 

The burn on Tangmo Nida’s chest requires a biopsy and results are still awaited. There are 20 big and small wounds which investigators should discuss with forensic doctors. 


Top: Dr. Porntip and Sub. Lt. Thanakrit revealing some details of the second autopsy this evening. Photos: Matichon

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