Chronic disease could be cause of British tourist death: Forensics Test


BANGKOK, Jan 27 —    The commander of the Institute of Forensic Medicine (IFM) said its autopsy found no narcotic substance in the body of the British tourist found dead on Surat Thani’s Ko Tao island.

She might have died because of her chronic disease and a medicine she took.

IFM commander Pol Maj Gen Pornchai Suteerakune said officials who conducted the autopsy did not find any narcotics in the body of Christina Annesley and her cause of death might have been chronic disease and her medication.

The 23-year-old tourist was found dead in her hotel room on Ko Tao on Jan 20.

Officials will take some time to check medicines in her body. The examination would be complicated and time-consuming, Maj Gen Pornchai said.