No DNA tests from the 160 suspects matched the one found on Ms. Witheridge’s body
KOH TAO – Police are still on the hunt for the murder suspects responsible for killing two British tourists on Koh Tao. Meanwhile, a former village headman has pleaded for justice after his family has been accused of being involved in the case.
The younger brother of Mr. Worraphan, Montree Toowichien, the owner of Intouch Pub, has also denied all the allegations made against him. Mr. Montree said that he was not the man captured in the CCTV camera footage. He also said that his DNA did not match the one found on the body of Ms. Hannah Witheridge, the slain female tourist.
He vowed to give police one million baht if they could prove that his son was the murderer.
Deputy Royal Police chief Pol. Gen. Ake Angsananont also attended a meeting with relevant agencies and instructed officials to give detailed police reports and gather more circumstantial evidence in order to solve the murder case.
Meanwhile, Pol Gen Somyot said there had been many rumours circulating on social media about the murders including one spread by Mr McAnna who claimed two mafia figures on Koh Tao were pursuing him.
Pol Lt Gen Panya Mamen, chief of Provincial Police Region 8, said the investigation into the case was about 80% complete and it was believed there were more than three people involved in the murders of the two tourists.
No DNA tests from the 160 suspects matched the one found on Ms. Witheridge’s body.