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[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/US/05/09/seattle.mystery.death/art.jill2.stonge.family.jpg caption="Jill St. Onge died while vacationing with her fiance at a Thailand resort. "]
What started as a romantic Southeast Asia vacation for a Seattle couple ended with Ryan Kells preparing Friday to return from Bangkok carrying the ashes of his fiancee to give to her family in California.
"It's such a shock," Robert St. Onge told CNN about the death of his sister, Jill, who had been traveling with the man she planned to marry. "There was no way to hear last words or even see her because she has already been cremated."
The couple had been visiting Thailand at the end of a three-month journey during which the two had become engaged.
On April 26 in her online journal, the 27-year-old woman described the surroundings near where the Leonardo Dicaprio movie, "The Beach," was filmed.
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