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A 23 year old backpacker has been found dead in Koh Tao. 23 year old Christina Annesley was a political activist who, according to her twitter account was an aspiring writer travelling solo as part of a dream trip to Thailand. It is believed the young woman was in a relationship with Olly Neville, a former leader of Ukip’s young wing, sacked in 2013 for backing gay marriage.
Tributes to the woman have been flooding in online. Camden Conservative Deputy Chairman Oliver Cooper wrote “Devastated by the sudden and untimely death of a friend and freedom-fighter Christina Annesley I didn’t know anyone who didn’t adore her, RIP”.
Early reports from Koh Tao suggest the young woman died from natural causes. Part way through her four month trip across south east Asia her last tweets suggested that she needed antibiotics for a chest infection. Her mother Margaret posted on her daughters facebook “we have lost our beautiful daughter Chrissie in Thailand to natural causes.
Miss Annesley, who tweeted under the name of “gap Yah Christina” posted many tweets about her travels including “already sick of hostels. There’
S no place space to wander around naked getting ready, the showers smell like crap and everyone is weird” “I know I’ll get over it and I’m incredibly privileged and blah blah blah but if you can’t moan here where else can you” I have a hangover and a chest infection which is quite an unpleasant combination” “I am off to the beach to sulk and look at beautiful scenery and mong out on valium” and “Am now lying on a sun bed with an alcopop and a bucket load of tramadol, so feeling better”
Although her mother’s social media post has suggested her daughter’s death was due to natural causes, online social media speculation into her death is rife after the murders of Hannah Witheridge and David Miller last year in the same area.
According to a report in the AFP the body of the deceased showed no signs of a fight and no wounds were found. Local police officer Lieutenant Colonel Napa Senathait gave the information to the AFP by telephone adding that three types of medicines were found in the girl’s room but no recreational drugs. The report continued – The autopsy is not likely to be carried out before Sunday as officials have to wait for a ferry to the mainland. “There is no ferry today so we will send her body on Saturday night to arrive on the mainland on Sunday morning” he said.