7 September 2018
Leenawarat, 25, was stabbed to death on Saturday and Thiti-On Chopechuangsab, 32, died by a self-inflicted stab wound to the chest. The two cases were connected, the medical examiner said. The Seattle Police Department said on its website there were no outstanding suspects.
WANN YEN RESTAURANT , OWNER, PICHA PINKAOW said "It's all very sad. We are all deeply saddened for the loss of our fellow Thai student. She (Kornkamon Leenawarat) was actually one of my very good customers. She came in a couple of times and she always be polite, so sweet, and it's just, we are in shock. The Thai community is in shock that this is happening and they live right across the street from our shop."
WANN YEN RESTAURANT, OWNER, PICHA PINKAOW said "We try to raise awareness about opening up to a person, even if you're not close to that person you can talk about what is bothering you. And when I heard that she got stabbed and the other one committed suicide, I think it shouldn't happen to anyone and I hope that this will be the last case that we have to witness."
The Seattle Times reported the women were roommates who met while attending Boston University.