KOH TAO – Police and local authorities on Koh Tao have reported that their was no foul play in the death of 23 Year old Christina Annesley 23, discovered inside a bungalow room at the InTouch Resort on Koh Tao‘s Sai Ree beach late Wednesday.
Stating there were no immediate signs of criminal activity, but her body will be sent to Surat Thani on the mainland for an autopsy.
Christina’s mother, stated of a Facebook post that she didn’t believe her daughter died due to foul play. However that posting to her daughters Facebook page has since been removed. She wrote Thursday that “We have lost our beautiful daughter Chrissie in Thailand of natural causes.”
“We are totally devastated. We love you so much darling, rest in peace. We will bring you home soon xxxxxxxxxx Mum and Dad,” she wrote.
Christina’s death comes just after two other young British backpackers, Heather Witheridge and David Miller were brutally killed on the same beach in September 2014.
Montriwat Tuwichian the manager of the InTouch Resort, was a person of interest early in the investigations of Heather Witheridge and David Miller’s deaths on Koh Tao.
Mr Zaw Lin and Mr Win Zaw Tun, both Burmese nationals have been charged with the murder of Mr David Miller, 24, and the rape and murder of Ms Hannah Witheridge, 23.
Their trial is expected in July. If found guilty they could face the death penalty, in a case that cast a pall over Thailand’s tourist industry. The defendants confessed to the crimes after their arrest in October but later retracted their confession, alleging they had been extracted under torture.
Rights groups have accused Thai authorities of using the men as scapegoats.