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Woman commits suicide by hurling herself into crocodile pit

Posted: 1:55 PM, Sep 16, 2014
Updated: 2014-09-16 14:04:44-04
This picture taken on September 15, 2014 shows crocodiles in and outside a pond at the farm where a woman committed suicide in Samut Prakan, outside Bangkok.  A 65-year-old Thai women has committed suicide by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists on Bangkok's outskirts, police told AFP on September 16. The incident occurred during opening hours at the farm which doubles as a zoo and draws visitors who can feed the deadly reptiles from a walkway.   (AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

This picture taken on September 15, 2014 shows crocodiles in and outside a pond at the farm where a woman committed suicide in Samut Prakan, outside Bangkok. A 65-year-old Thai women has committed suicide by leaping into a pond of crocodiles at a farm popular with tourists on Bangkok’s outskirts, police told AFP on September 16. The incident occurred during opening hours at the farm which doubles as a zoo and draws visitors who can feed the deadly reptiles from a walkway. (AFP/AFP/Getty Image)

(PIX11) – A 65-year-old woman dove to her death at a popular Bangkok crocodile farm as horrified visitors looked on.

The awful incident occurred last Friday, and rumors of her death spread before it was finally confirmed by the chief investigator for the Samut Prakan police this week, according to the Bangkok Post.

The woman, identified as Wanpen Inyai, visited the Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm shortly after it opened.  Witnesses told the paper a woman removed her shoes and then jumped into the green water of the reptile-filled pool.

Workers tried to use long sticks to keep the crocodiles away from her, but failed.  Her health insurance card was later found in the pool.

Her family had reported Inyai missing less than 24 hours before the gruesome death.  Both police and family members, who say she had a history of depression, believe it was her.

Tissue samples have been taken for DNA confirmation.