Earlier this week, a mother's dismembered body was found stuffed inside a refrigerator in her house in Bang Khunthian district, Bangkok
According to Bangkok Post, the grisly discovery was made by a neighbour on Monday, 25 November.
The 42-year-old woman, who was identified as Yuree Thaowan, was reportedly murdered on the first floor of her two-storey townhouse using a knife and a hammer.
Yuree's dismembered body was then stuffed inside the refrigerator, police said.
The woman's 20-year-old son is suspected to have murdered her
"We believe he stabbed her from behind then used another knife and a hammer to chop her body and put it into the fridge," Police Major General Chokchai Ngamwong, chief of the metropolitan police Division 9, was quoted as saying by 7News.
The son, Sira Somdej, had been living with his mother for the past three years after his parents divorced.
When police arrived at the scene, they found Sira on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head.
According to a report in Bangkok Post, police suspect that he shot himself after murdering his mother. He was still alive and a handgun was found next to his body.
Sira, a second year computer engineering student at the Rajamangala University of Technology Krungthep, was later pronounced dead at Nakhon Thon Hospital.
Sira and his mother were the only people in the house over the weekend, according to closed-circuit television camera (CCTV) footage
Deputy Metropolitan police chief Police Major General Ittiphol Atchariyapradit was reported saying by Bangkok Post that CCTV footage confirmed that Sira and his mother had been the only people in the house over the weekend until two neighbours went to check on 42-year-old Yuree on Monday morning.
"At this stage of the investigation, there is only one suspect, Sira," Police Major General Ittiphol said, adding that the murder was believed to have taken place at 8pm on Sunday, 24 November.
However, investigators are not ruling out anything at this stage
While investigators are waiting for the autopsy results, Police Major General Chokchai Ngamwong was reported saying that investigators needed time to look into the case.
Meanwhile, the chief of the metropolitan police Division 9 also said that while the son remains their sole suspect, there were no witnesses to confirm the murder.
"We are not sure about the reason behind the murder yet and we need more information before we can confirm anything," Police Major General Chokchai was quoted as saying by 7News.
Last month, a 41-year-old woman in Russia murdered her housemate and dismembered his body using a handsaw: