Koh Tao murders: ‘Asian man’ seen on CCTV sought for questioning

An Asian-looking man seen by a security camera near the crime scene of yesterday’s double-homicide is being sought for questioning by police investigating the the murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao.

The suspect, who was described by police as a “suspicious” Asian man in shorts, was seen walking back and forth in front of a security camera many times Monday morning at a business near the spot David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23 were murdered.

The deceased, both British nationals, reportedly traveled to Koh Tao separately and became friends after meeting on the island.

Early Monday morning, David and Hannah had departed together from a beach party for a walk along the beach. Their horribly brutalized remains were later found just 100 meters from the party spot.

Thirty policemen were reportedly deployed in the search for the suspect and clues last night, in which police targeted Burmese workers in the area. However no arrests were made.

The body of the deceased has been sent for an autopsy and collection of possible DNA evidence.

Meanwhile, more than 100 islanders, led by Mayor Chaiyan Thurasakul, gathered near the crime scene last night. They lit candles to mourn for the murdered guests and announced a two-day mourning period, Morning News reported.

Related:

Probe into murder of two Britons on Koh Tao

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