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Police move door-to-door on Kho Tao in the hunt for a killer or killers

UPDATE Burmese 'Ruled Out' as Suspects Over Killing of Young Brits on Koh Tao

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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POLICE on Koh Tao questioned three Burmese workers about the murders. DNA samples and fingerprints were taken. Police ruled them out as suspects, according to some unconfirmed reports.

Original Report

PHUKET: Police meeting with British envoys today over the savage murder of two young tourists on a Thai holiday island have no firm lead to the killer or killers.

So far, no leads have been discounted. There is no sense that the investigation is focused on Burmese workers, local residents, or a fellow traveller.

Last night, residents held a ceremony by candlelight for the souls of the murdered pair, whose bodies were found on a beach early yesterday.

David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, both arrived on Koh Tao on September 12 and stayed in separate rooms at a local hotel, a spokesperson for the island's police said.

They are believed to have only met on the island, and both left their passports with the hotel's reception counter for safety.

On Sunday night they went to a pub by the beach. What happened between then and early morning, when their bludgeoned bodies were found, is what police now need to know.

Police are now scouring security camera footage, all the Burmese worker camps on Koh Tao, guesthouses and hotels in a search for their killer or killers.


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