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No signs of foul play revealed in the autopsy of British Backpacker found dead in Koh Tao

On Sunday it was announced by the Police Forensic Medicine institute that the autopsy carried out on Christina Annesley, the backpacker found dead in her hotel room in Koh Tao last week, did not reveal any sign of attack. The institute said there was also no trace of semen. It is expected that the results of blood tests to establish whether there were harmful chemicals in the girl’s body will be known today.

The British embassy will now be informed so the girl’s relatives can make arrangements to have her body flown back to the UK.

Christina (left) and Hannah (right)

Christina (left) and Hannah (right)

Although the incident of this latest death does not point to any kind of foul play, media speculation into the cause of her death has been rife on social media sites. Koh Tao has been dubbed by many online as ‘Death Island’ due recent deaths that include the murder of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller also from the UK, a snorkeler whose body was not found for several days after he went missing and eventually washed up on the mainland, two other bodies that were never identified were discovered off the coast of Koh Phangan and Khanom during the search, the apparent suicide of a French man who was discovered hanging outside his bungalow with his hands tied behind his back and a diver who lost her life to a collision with a speed boat propeller.

Although Christina shared many similarities with Hannah Witheridge, they were both from the UK, they were both the same age, their appearance was similar and reports suggest they both had some kind of altercation in a bar with local men prior to their deaths, it has become clear by the autopsy that there is no comparison in terms of cause of death.

Despite foul play not being suspected in the latest death it is clear that the incident will cast yet another shadow over an island that is currently experiencing more than its fair share of tragedy.



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