24 year-old David Miller was involved in a fight to the death as he battled to stay alive, forensic tests have shown.
The other victim, Hannah Witheridge, died clutching a fistful of blond hair, which police hope may allow them to identify the killer.
David’s struggle with his killer meant he was fighting in the sea at some point, before he crawled – or was dragged – back up the beach.
Thai police have reported that a British tourist wanted for questionning in connection with the murders is currently being interviewed by officers in Bangkok. He has not been formally arrested, but is expected to be detained and questioned for the rest of the day.
Chief of Police, Colonel Prachum Ruangthong, explained to reporters that in his opinion, “jealously” is at the heart of the murders: “Why, why, why were they hit so hard? It was bad, very bad.”
The half-naked bodies were discovered on a Thai beach early on Monday morning. Both victims had sustained deep and terrible wounds to their heads and faces which police believe were inflicted with a garden hoe that was discovered nearby covered in blood.
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