Thai police: 2 Burmese men admit killing British tourists
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Thai police: 2 Burmese men admit killing British tourists

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say two workers from Burma have confessed to killing two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found last month on a beach on the scenic island of Koh Tao.

Police Maj. Gen. Kiattipong Khawsamang said Thursday that two out of three Burmese workers questioned by police admitted murdering Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24.

He said the other worker denied involvement.

Police Lt. Gen. Jaktip Chaijinda said police will wait for the results of DNA tests from the suspects to see if they match samples taken from Witheridge’s body.

Thai police have searched for clues and collected DNA samples from more than 100 men on the island in the Gulf of Thailand since the bodies were discovered Sept. 15.