BANGKOK (Reuters) – A Myanmar man has confessed to the murder of two British tourists in Thailand, police said on Thursday, after pressure to solve a case that the government fears will damage Thailand’s tourist industry.
The bodies of Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were found on Sept. 15 with severe head wounds near where they were staying on the southern island of Koh Tao, known for its coral reefs and diving.
The island has a large community of migrant workers from neighbouring Myanmar, also know as Burma.
“The investigation has advanced considerably,” deputy national police chief Lieutenant General Jaktip Chaijinda told Reuters.
“Three Burmese workers were detained and we took their DNA for testing. During the investigation one of them admitted to killing the two foreigners,” he said.
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