A young British couple were found dead, presumably hanged in a suicide pact, in the Sihanoukville apartment they shared on the evening of Sunday January 1st. It is believed they died together the previous night.
Imogen Goldie-Wells, 28, and Robert Goldie-Wells, 36, were found by the owner of the apartment who came to collect a rental payment, after several calls to their phones went unanswered. Imogen was from Camberwell in South London and Robert was from Sunderland in the North East of England. It is not clear how long both had been in Cambodia, but Robert’s Facebook page suggests he had been in the Kingdom for several years.
Both bodies were bound, blindfolded and gagged leading to speculation that the couple were murdered. However, Cambodian police released details of a suicide note in which the couple mentioned mental issues – including bipolar disorder and aspergers syndrome – and blamed the UK’s National Health Service for failing to care for them.