Anna Oung was found dead in the trunk of her car after her husband led police right to her body. She had only been reported missing for about an hour, but media reports indicate that she was, in actuality, last seen by anyone several hours prior to the discovery of her corpse. Police have acknowledged this as a suicide until autopsy reports can be completed, however it's been released "signs of visible trauma" were found on her bodyÂ—and they don't quite fit with the idea of suicide.
The Daily Mail revealed that the trauma shown on the body of Anna Oung were actually bruises. If the bruises were enough to acknowledge by police as "signs of trauma," then is it reasonable to believe that there were a lot of them? If so, how could bruises indicate suicide? Indeed it seems that investigators need to look at this suspicious death a lot more closely than they have, because this just does not add up.
So where did these bruises come from? Was Anna involved in an abusive relationship or was she one of those unfortunate people who "bruise easily"? It would be interesting to hear exactly what led police to rule this as a possible suicide because this story still has suspicion stamped all over it. First of all, it just doesn't make sense that she'd lock herself in the trunk to commit suicide, even if she did suffer from postpartum psychosis. Secondly, police appear to be using the fact that she wasn't robbed as a reason why she wasn't murdered. Hello? Robbery isn't the only motive in a murder!
Are police ever wrong when they assume a homicide is a suicide? Sometimes. It's always likely that someone could be smart enough to make a murder look like a suicide, and when the story is as suspicious as this one, it would be nice to see investigators take an extra fine look at it Â—especially since she was bruised.
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