In this episode, I speak to Suzanne Buchanan, a British Citizen and the exiled former owner and editor of the Samui Times online newspaper. She has received numerous death threats and there is a warrant out for her arrest in Thailand for articles she published in the Samui Times after she investigated over a dozen suspicious backpacker deaths on the island of Koh Tao. Those investigations also led her to believe that two Burmese men, Wai Phyo and Zaw Lin, have been wrongly sentenced to death for the brutal murders of British backpackers, Hannah Witheridge and David Miller, in 2014.
Speaking to me from a safe house in the UK, we discuss the deaths and murders, why she believes the two Burmese men are innocent, and how she copes with death threats and living in exile. We also discuss Suzanne’s wanderlust for travel and how travellers, especially young women, can keep safe whilst travelling.
Suzanne’s book ‘The Curse of The Turtle: The True Story of Thailand’s Backpacker Murders’ is published by Wildblue Press and further details of how to buy it are here: https://wildbluepress.com/suzanne-buchanan-the-curse-of-the-turtle-true-crime/?fbclid=IwAR3VQSf9j0Q0nc55KhuqhiMQyslZB7d9bUuXbjk55RcvEUNB2NeVsQ7vnlA
Suzanne is also featured in a three-part documentary series for SKY Documentaries called Death on the Beach about the murders and suspicious deaths airing in March 2022.
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Production (for this episode)
Creator, co-producer, writer and host: Ruth Millington
Co-producer: Don Robbie
Music credit: Epic Orchestra - Blockbuster Adventure Music by JuliusH
Additional Music: Chasing the Killer's Trail - Dark Detective Thriller Soundtrack (Loopable) by Gioele
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