British backpacker found dead in Thailand drain after pub crawl on 'Death Island'

Theo Bailey was found dead on Koh Tao in Thailand
Theo Bailey was found dead on Koh Tao in Thailand -Credit:Getty Images

A British tourist who went missing on a pub crawl in Thailand has been found dead in a drain on the notorious 'Death Island'.

Theo Bailey, 31, was on holiday with his long-term girlfriend, Chantal Xerri, when he vanished on March 18. The pair had been drinking with other holidaymakers on the island of Koh Tao before Theo disappeared.

His body was found in a shallow water drainage ditch outside the Roctapus diving centre the following day.

Police believe he had been in the drain for several hours before he was located, reports the Mirror.

His phone is said to have also been missing. The authorities said that the case "was still open", however, no arrests have been made at this time.

Thai police said they are waiting for the post-mortem results.

The 31-year-old was found close to Sairee Beach, which is the same place that Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, were killed on the island in September 2014.

The British backpackers were bludgeoned to death by two Burmese bar workers, Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Tun. Koh Tao was dubbed 'Death Island' shortly after the horrific murders.

David, 24, endured severe blows to the head and drowned in the sea while Hannah, 23, suffered from head wounds.

The two killers, both 29 at the time, were issued the death penalty following an investigation.

However, a decade later they called for a review into their case.

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