A British man is being questioned for the second time about the recent murder of the two backpackers David Miller and Hannah Witheridge. The two Brits were found dead on the popular Thailand island Koh Tao in the early hours of Monday morning. DNA analysis is being carried out to provide further information surrounding the couple’s deaths. Pornchai Sutheerakune, head of the Thai Institute of Forensic Medicine, said: “The man died from being hit on the head and from drowning. “The woman died from being struck on the head.”
The murder weapon is believed to be a garden tool, a blood stained hoe was discovered close to the crime scene and will be undergoing DNA testing.
Ms Witheridge was described by her family as “a beautiful, intelligent, loving young woman who poured joy into the lives of all who knew her”. Mr Miller was a “hard-working, bright and conscientious” young man who would be “sorely, sorely missed”, his family said.
CCTV footage captured an Asian man who seems to be running the Thailand police are keen to talk to anyone who can either identify the man or has any other information. Specialist forensicinvestigators will be enhancing all local footage recorded in the hours running up to this brutal murder.