Hannah Witheridge & David Miller: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Hannah Witheridge pictured on Facebook back in September 2013. (Facebook)

Hannah Witheridge and David Miller have been named as the two tourists who chopped up by a hoe in Thailand. The names of the tourists were first announced in a Sky News tweet. Both were found dead early on the morning of September 15.

Here’s what we know so far:

1. They’re Both UK Citizens

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Witheridge is a native of Great Yarmouth in the Southwest coast of England. David Miller is from the island of Jersey in the English channel between the United Kingdom and France. According to the BBC, staff from the British embassy left for Koh Tao soon after the news broke of the murders.

2. They Were on Backpacking Trip

The two were said to have been backpackers going through the tiny island of Koh Tao. Their bodies were found close to the beach bungalows where they had been staying. Both had been in Thailand since August and had met just hours before their deaths. The Daily Telegraph reports that the two were seen leaving a bar at around 1 a.m. Sky News reports that Witheridge had been traveling with three friends.

The exact area where there bodies were found was the village of Hat Sat Ri. The area plays host to a weekly beach party on Sunday nights. The island is known as a haven for scuba divers. Thailand’s tourist industry is already reeling from the effects of marital law.

3. The Suspect Is a Fellow British Backpacker

The main suspect in the crime is a fellow British backpacker, according to The Guardian. The BBC reports that police in the area believe the man has already escaped Koh Tao. ITV reports that the suspect may be a friend of either Witheridge or Miller.

4. Hannah Witheridge Was Not Raped Before She Was Murdered

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Both bodies were found lying on a beach, stripped naked and bloodied. It’s also reported that Witheridge had been raped prior to her death, those reports were later found to be unfounded. Sky News reports that Miller was chopped in the back and the side of his head, Witheridge’s injuries were to her head.

5. Witheridge Is a College Student

Hannah Witheridge was a college student at the University of Essex and lived there, according to her Facebook page.



Mr Buzzle

You were foolish to post this article so early whilst following the incompetent Thai police who at the beginning said “a Thai would never do this”, who at any point during the investigation rather than investigate would drop rumours and insensitive remarks to try for a cover up. Points 3 and 4 are incorrect. If you want 5 points.
1. The Thai PM made a remark concerning the remark relating to wearing bikinis. Hannah was not wearing one.
2. The reward money was increased by the owner of a thai air company in an effort to help avoid damage to Thai tourism.
3. Thai police only started looking at heated acbar incident a week later.
4. Someone in Thailand does not like the criticism their police are getting and have blocked the daily mail website.
5. Thai police were looking for dna to match that from semen but were reported to be getti g DNA samples from women

Aussie cathie

I couldn’t imagine the nightmare of hearing that your child has been slaughtered whilst on holiday.