Police continue search for murderers of British tourists


SURAT THANI, Sept 19 — Police on Friday continue hunting for the murderers of two British tourists on a southern Thai island resort after DNA tests on the female victim identified as Hannah Victoria Witheridge did not match any of the suspects police interrogated earlier.

Despite the failure in arresting murderers of Ms Witheridge, 23, and another victim identified as David William Miller, 24, Pol Gen Jaramporn Suramanee, adviser to the Royal Thai Police, led police on Thursday night in an attempt to find any clue which could shed light to the brutal murders.

Their bodies were found early Monday on a beach of Koh Tao, a small island in the Gulf of Thailand off the southern province of Surat Thani.

Pol Gen Jaramporn and police walked in the opposite direction of the crime scene and during low tides.

He said several pieces of evidence were found.

Meanwhile, a group of police investigators searched for more suspicious places and persons in an attempt to gather more evidence, especially finding an Asian man whose image appeared on CCTV footage at the time when the murder took place.

Police have allowed Christopher Alan Ware, believed to be a friend of Mr Miller, earlier suspected to have been involved in the incident to return to Britain.