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A Dutch woman has died after jumping from the Chiang Mai Grandview Hotel and Convention Centre.
Police were called to the scene on Saturday afternoon after receiving a call from a concerned Thai woman, who is reported to have known the victim.
When police and rescue workers arrived at the Grandview Hotel at 17:10 on Saturday, they Nouschka Kuss, 26, alive but with life threatening injuries. She was rushed to the Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai hospital but died a short time later.
Police investigating the incident have been trying to establish why the young Dutch woman leapt from the fifth floor car park of the hotel.
Officers questioned Ms Gridima Limsiri, who had raised the alarm, and explained that she and Ms Kuss were at the hotel to attend a trade conference on behalf of Unicity. After presenting at the event they left around 4pm.
Ms Gridima said she went to collect the car while Ms Kuss waited on the fifth floor of the car park, with the pair having mistakenly gone to the wrong level. When she returned to collect her friend, Ms Kuss could not be found. Ms Gridima called a friend who worked at the hotel which is when she had was told the body of a foreign woman had been found next to the hotel car park.
As part of their investigation, police checked the phone of the deceased and two messages sent to two different people. One was sent at 19:21 the previous day to a Jerry Perry, which read: “Don’t have to worry about me. Take care of yourself. If anything happens to me, please don’t blame yourself. We cannot please everybody.”
Another message was to the boyfriend of Ms Kuus who told police he last saw her on June 24th and that no argument took place between them.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident and officials from the Dutch Embassy have been notified.