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Thursday, January 29, 2015

British Women, reported missing on Ko Tao, has been found

The website missingabroad.org is looking for the British women Lauren Hebden (27) from Bradford. She is missing since 22nd December 2014. According to the site she went travelling in September 2013 and kept in touch regularly via email and Skype. She stopped in September 2014, apart from one email in December 2014. Missingabroad.org says that "she is last believed to have been in Ko Tao".
A Facebook page with the name Lauren Hebden seems to show, that this person started for a holiday in Thailand in September 2013. According to the Facebook page she worked as Scuba instructor on Ko Tao, first at Roctopus Dive from October 2013 until January 2014, later at Mojo Divers. The two dive shops did not confirm that she worked there. But on the Facebook page of Lauren Hebden you see her with T-Shirts of Roctopus. And Roctopus posted this picture with her. The last post on her page here is from March 2014. A friend uploaded a picture of her on april 29.

Update on 28.1.2015
People living on Ko Tao say on Facebook that Lauren Hebden was seen on Ko Tao in the last days (here). Especially Thelma Mc Nelly is saying this. It could be that Lauren Hebden is just refusing to call her parents. As everywhere else in Thailand some foreigners are working without work permit also on Ko Tao. This makes it difficult to find out the truth.

Update on 29.1.2015

"We are happy to report that Lauren Hebden has been found safe and well, thanks for your great support". This is a Tweet of @MissingAbroad published today. This organisation had published before, that she was missing.


Read more:
Ko Tao เกาะเต่า - a Hotspot for Diving


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

British Woman found dead on Ko Tao:
What happened

A young British woman, Christina Annesley (23), was found dead on the night of January 21 on Ko Tao in Thailand - on the same island where Britons Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were murdered in September 2014. This led to speculations.
But the Daily Mirror reports, citing Christina’s mother, Margaret, that Annesley died of “natural causes". On January 19 Christina Annesley had tweeted, that she needed antibiotics.
According to her tweets Christina Annesley was travelling alone. Before arriving on Ko Tao she had stayed on Ko Samui. Annesley had been in a relationsship with Olly Neville, former youth leader of UKIP party in Great Britian. UKIP party leader, Nigel Farage, tweeted: "Very sad and shocked to hear of the death of Christina Annesley. Thoughts and prayers with her family and friends."

Update on 23.1.2015
As Bangkok Post reports, Christina Annesley suffered from a chest infection during her holiday in Thailand. As documented on her Twitter-Account she drunk a lot of alcohol, what is not recommended during chest infections. Police said the body of Christina Annesley was discovered inside a bungalow room at the InTouch Resort on Sai Ree beach.

Christina Annesley took antibiotics to fight her chest infection. Drinking alcohol then can be dangerous. Read more: Can I drink alcohol while taking antibiotics?


Update on 27.1.2015
Autopsy by Thailands police found Valium and alcohol in the body of Christina Annesley, as The Nation reports. A combination of alcohol and Valium can lead to death, as it is explained here. In her Twitter-Account Annesley posted about consumation of both.