Woman whose body was found on moorland has been identified

Posted on - 19th March, 2019 - 4:36pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News
Lamduan Armitage nee Seekanya
Lamduan Armitage nee Seekanya

Police in Preston have urged those living in the city to see if they recognise a woman whose body was found in North Yorkshire in 2004.


North Yorkshire Police have confirmed the identity of Lamduan Armitage nee Seekanya.

She would now have been aged 51 and is thought to have lived in Preston at some point between 1991 and 2004.

Her body was found in a remote part of the Pennine Way between Pen-y-Ghent and Horton in Ribblesdale on 20 September 2004.

Following DNA testing with family members in Thailand the Cold Case Review Unit has reopened the investigation into her death.

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

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A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “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.”

How to contact North Yorkshire Police

Information can be uploaded to the Major Incident Public Portal at

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

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