Burmese Man Confesses To Killing British Tourists In Thailand

Hannah Witheridge, 23 and David Miller, 24 were found dead on the beach in Koh Tao last month...


by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Thai police have confirmed that Burmese man has confessed to the murder of two British tourists on the island of Koh Tao last month.

The bodies of Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were found on the beach with a bloodied garden hoe also found nearby. After over a week of investigation, and one massively off-key comment from the Thai prime minister (he basically blamed bikinis for this horrific attack), investigators say they have got a confession.

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‘The investigation has advanced considerably,’ lieutenant general Jaktip Chaijinda, the deputy national police chief told Reuters.

‘Three Burmese workers were detained and we took their DNA for testing. During the investigation, one of them admitted killing the two foreigners.’

The man who confessed has been detained but not arrested awaiting the results of the DNA test. ‘We still have to wait for DNA test results, which we expect to have in 14 hours from now in order to confirm this.’

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Police have previously said that Witheridge had been raped: ‘Two of the suspects raped and killed Witheridge, while another one witnessed the murder,’ said Pol Lieut Gen Panya Mamen.

We’ll keep you updated on the story as and when we hear news of the DNA results.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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