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Swiss son finds mom’s suicide note

PHUKET: -- A son of 61-year-old Swiss woman Ursula Balzan, whose body was found floating off Phuket’s east coast last week, has confirmed the handwriting in a suicide note as that of his mother, say police.

Roman Balzan, 36, one of Mrs Balzan’s two sons, flew to Phuket from Switzerland last Sunday, Phuket City Police duty inspector Sien Keawthong told the Phuket Gazette.

He chose to stay overnight at the bungalow on Koh Maphrao where his mother had been staying, and found a suicide note under a computer monitor in the bedroom.

Mr Balzan verified the handwriting as that of his late mother.

The letter revealed that Ms Balzan intended to commit suicide at sea after taking sleeping pills, Lt Col Sien noted.

“Citing a cardiac disease, she wrote that she didn’t want be a burden on her sister and sons,” he added.

Considering the new evidence, officers suspect the broken neck and bruises to her body were sustained after she had died. They were probably the result of waves crashing the body into the rocky coastline, he said.

“During our investigation, we checked the house for evidence and missing property, but did not thoroughly inspect the bedroom. We didn’t want to make the family feel uncomfortable by invading their privacy,” explained Lt Col Sien.

Mrs Balzan’s other son, Kevin, flew to Phuket from Taiwan on Wednesday, he said.

In respect of their late mother’s wishes, the sons told police they do not want the body transported to a police forensic facility in Surat Thani for an autopsy. They just want her to rest in peace, he said.

Mrs Balzan’s body was cremated at Ladthiwanaram Temple (Wat Tai) in Chalong on Wednesday.

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-- Phuket Gazette 2011-06-24

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Good that the cause of death has been discovered and the family has closure ..... R.I.P.

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Let's all hope that this will end all the previous speculation about the Swiss lady's death.

RIP Ursula

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So very sad. Must be devasting for the sons. Really feel for them and my commiserations.

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RIP Ursula. @}---->

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So very sad. Must be devasting for the sons. Really feel for them and my commiserations.

“Citing a cardiac disease, she wrote that she didn’t want be a burden on her sister and sons,” he added.

Very sad news, hope the truth will come true..............................RIP. :jap:

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Post removed for a very insensitive comment about this lady's suicide.

And other posts like this will be removed and warnings issued.

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Brave woman, hard choices...RIP.. and hope her family understands, accepts, and cherishes her memorie

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One Son flew in from Switzerland on Sunday, the other Son flew in from Taiwan on Wednesday which means neither were in the Country at the time of the Mother's death, therefore are not suspects in the case. What does concern me is that it would appear the Thai Police did not do a full forensic examination of the late Lady's Accommodation and whilst I am no medic, can a body sustain bruising after death? Rest in Peace dear Lady.

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Gosh another sad story but at least the family knows the truth now.sad.gif

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More insensitive posts removed. I'll say this one last time. No more speculative or insulting posts. Warnings will be issued if this continues.

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One Son flew in from Switzerland on Sunday, the other Son flew in from Taiwan on Wednesday which means neither were in the Country at the time of the Mother's death, therefore are not suspects in the case. What does concern me is that it would appear the Thai Police did not do a full forensic examination of the late Lady's Accommodation and whilst I am no medic, can a body sustain bruising after death? Rest in Peace dear Lady.

Anti mortem, peri mortem and post mortem bruising is identifiable by any decent forensic department. Even after the body has been in water.

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One Son flew in from Switzerland on Sunday, the other Son flew in from Taiwan on Wednesday which means neither were in the Country at the time of the Mother's death, therefore are not suspects in the case. What does concern me is that it would appear the Thai Police did not do a full forensic examination of the late Lady's Accommodation and whilst I am no medic, can a body sustain bruising after death? Rest in Peace dear Lady.

Anti mortem, peri mortem and post mortem bruising is identifiable by any decent forensic department. Even after the body has been in water.

:whistling:

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If the story is true....I'm sorry for the family. It must of been so hard for the family to accept what appears to be an unselfish act by the mother. R.I.P

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My deepest sympathies to the family on their loss.

It's difficult for the survivors to live with suicide and my thoughts go out to them at this most difficult time. As difficult as it may be to accept, this appears to have been a selfless act by a courageous lady.

RIP.

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More insensitive posts removed. I'll say this one last time. No more speculative or insulting posts. Warnings will be issued if this continues.

The moderator is quite correct and let the family grieve on their own without stupid posts. I do not understand why some TV members do this as it does not help in any way. RIP and let the family do whats right for their mother at a sad loss

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Post removed for a very insensitive comment about this lady's suicide.

And other posts like this will be removed and warnings issued.

Thank god for a sensible moderator..thanx

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my grandmother committed suicide it nearly killed my mother i feel for her children i hope they find peace i think suicide is far more destructive to the family

than any illness can be you miss the chance to say goodbye

r.i.p good bless

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“During our investigation, we checked the house for evidence and missing property, but did not thoroughly inspect the bedroom. We didn’t want to make the family feel uncomfortable by invading their privacy,” explained Lt Col Sien.

Any other C.S.I. worldwide would put himself in trouble if caught speech as Lt Col Sien did...

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Its only Yahoo Answers --and Google answers

And no I am not in any way an expert..........

And no I am not trying to cast any aspersions--

And maybe the police spokesman meant before death.......

(does that cover it all.........":ph34r:"

Bloodstops flowing the second the heart stops.

Bodies do not bruise after

death

Blood will pool to the lowest points in the body after death,

and this causes red/purple patchy areas.

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Good that the cause of death has been discovered and the family has closure ..... R.I.P.

I'm not wishing to mud sling but I would have thought that other corroboration of her handwriting should have been checked, it is conceivable that her son could write a letter and say it was his mothers.

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I'm not wishing to mud sling but I would have thought that other corroboration of her handwriting should have been checked, it is conceivable that her son could write a letter and say it was his mothers.

Let me make it simple for you even though you may not believe it: Swiss people don't do what you are suggesting here.

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How about a few apologies from those folks who were screaming for the blood of the gardener and for the police.

This is hard on the families, I lost a sister to sucide because of ill health. It takes a while to work thru it. While it was her decision you keep asking yourself if I had only done more, If I had called more. Have some respect for the family donot make a fool of youselves by posting rubbage.

I found my sisters sucide note hidden in plain view.

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One Son flew in from Switzerland on Sunday, the other Son flew in from Taiwan on Wednesday which means neither were in the Country at the time of the Mother's death, therefore are not suspects in the case. What does concern me is that it would appear the Thai Police did not do a full forensic examination of the late Lady's Accommodation and whilst I am no medic, can a body sustain bruising after death? Rest in Peace dear Lady.

Very good questions and very observant. B)

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