Vietnamese woman, 24, found dead in hotel; friends suspect S'porean boyfriend involved

Vietnamese woman, 24, found dead in hotel; friends suspect S'porean boyfriend involved
Lam Thi Thuong and Dickson Leong's Facebook
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A 24-year-old Vietnamese woman was found dead in a hotel after suspected of having a fight with her Singaporean boyfriend, and now her friends have taken to social media to appeal for information, reported Shin Min Daily.

Lam Thi Thuong's body was found on Wednesday night (Sep 30) at a hotel along Hai Ba Trung street in Hanoi. According to Vietnamese news reports, hotel staff discovered her dead body after they entered the room. They had knocked many times and didn't receive any response. The police were notified immediately.

Shocked by the news of Lam's death, her friends turned to social media to appeal for information and cited that her Singaporean boyfriend was involved in her death.

A close friend of Lam told Shin Min that the 24-year-old fell in love with a Singaporean man in Feb this year and they started dating. He would fly over to Vietnam regularly to visit her.

She is believed to have met him during her holiday to Singapore during this recent trip.

Last Saturday (Sep 26), her boyfriend visited her again and they both stayed in a hotel. For an unknown reason, the pair got into a fight and Lam left the hotel and went home, according to the friend.

Later that day, Lam returned to the hotel and was never heard from again. Her family was unable to reach her until the police contacted them on Thursday night (Oct 1) of her whereabouts and of her death.

Vietnamese police are currently investigating the case and has yet to deliver the cause of her death.

Lam has some friends from Singapore and one of them disclosed that she did visit Singapore during the Chinese New Year period this year.

One of her friends said they have not communicated in many months and he was shocked to find out about her death when he saw the Facebook appeal post.

On the day of her funeral, many of her friends posted touching messages on her social media accounts.

One local friend said: "I originally promised to visit her this month and she had planned to take him around, but all I got from yesterday morning is this devastating news. I am sad beyond words... and I hope that I will see you in my dreams and you can tell me what happened."

Singaporean boyfriend's mysterious disappearance

According to Shin Min, her Singaporean boyfriend is currently missing.

A good friend of Lam suspects that her boyfriend has disappeared and has sought help online to find him.

His Facebook account was still in use but with limited posts, according to Shin Min. However, when Lam's friend checked again, he had closed his account around 3am on Friday.

Relationship problems?

The boyfriend had shared a Vietnamese song on his Facebook and wrote: "Please do not break up", leading to suspicion that the couple's relationship might have had problems.

According to Shin Min, the boyfriend was active on his dead girlfriend's Facebook and would regularly post on it.

They would share songs on their Facebook accounts.

On Aug 22, Lam shared a song "If I let you go" on her account and her boyfriend posted Vietnamese songs "How did I fall in love with you" and "Please do not let go hand" on his account.

wjeanne@sph.com.sg

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