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Investigation into the death of Lamduan Armitage

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information in the UK and Thailand after confirming the identity of a south-east Asian woman whose body was discovered in a remote location on the Pennine Way, between Pen-y-Ghent and Horton in Ribblesdale, on 20 September 2004.

Details of Incident



As a result of extensive enquiries and DNA testing with family members in Thailand, the Major Investigation Team’s Cold Case Review Unit believes the woman is Lamduan Armitage nee Seekanya.

Lamduan, who would now be aged 51 and was married with three children, is originally from the Udon Thani province in north east Thailand.

North Yorkshire Police is continuing to build a picture of Lamduan’s life in Thailand and at various places she lived in the UK between 1991 and 2004, including Portsmouth (Hampshire), Rugby (Warwickshire) and Preston (Lancashire)



It is also understood that Lamduan visited Thailand at some point between 2003 and 2004, but it is not known which part of the country she went to.

Police enquiries are being conducted in Thailand with the co-operation and assistance of the Thai authorities, as well as in the UK.

North Yorkshire Police are interviewing members of Lamduan’s family in both Thailand and the UK as part of the investigation into the circumstances of her death.


Can you help?

We are seeking information from anyone who knew Lamduan Armitage nee Seekanya or her family between 1991 and up to the time she died in September 2004. 

No matter how small or seemingly insignificant you think the information is, it could prove to be very important to help us establish details about Lamduan’s life and the circumstances surrounding her death.

If you can help, please complete the form below and submit your information as soon as possible. Thank you for your support.


Contact Information

The North Yorkshire Police incident room and the independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted via:

Telephone: 01609 643147 (put +44 before the number if calling from outside the UK) – please leave a voicemail message including contact information if requested


If you would  prefer to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or go to

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12170002439 when providing information about this case