Sister, 30, of murdered backpacker Hannah Witheridge dies five years on from tragedy after battling ‘grave illness’

Sister, 30, of murdered backpacker Hannah Witheridge dies five years on from tragedy after battling ‘grave illness’

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THE family of murdered backpacker Hannah Witheridge have been struck with tragedy again after her sister died battling an illness.

Hannah, 23, was found brutally murdered on a beach on the popular tourist island of Koh Tao in September 2014.

Laura Daniel, right, with her sister Hannah Witheridge, who was murdered five years ago
Laura Daniels, right, with her sister Hannah Witheridge, who was murdered five years ago
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Laura, right, died after battling an illness - her family confirmed
Laura, right, died after battling an illness – her family confirmed
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Her family have described the “unbearable” pain of losing their other daughter Laura Daniels.

In a statement they said: “We confirm that our beautiful girl Laura passed away on Monday, September 16.

“Laura had been gravely ill and was being treated in hospital.

“Our hearts are broken, our lives are shattered once more.

“The pain of this loss is indescribable and our family very much need time and privacy during this unbearable time.”

Laura, 30, died fives years and one day after Hannah was killed along with David Miller from Jersey, the Eastern Daily Press reports.

Burmese migrant workers Zaw Lin and Wai Phyo, also known as Win Zaw Htun, were found guilty of the murders and sentenced to death in December 2015.

Last month, it emerged the pair would be executed after their appeals were thrown out by the court.

Hannah, from Norfolk, had been raped and bludgeoned to death while David, 24, suffered shocking head injuries, according to police.


In 2016, Laura revealed she was targeted with death threats and was sent distressing images of the crime scene.

Laura also spoke about a sadistic troll who targeted her grieving family with horrifically offensive posts.

She has previously said her family were “drop-kicked into the pits of hell itself” when Hannah was murdered.

Laura photographed with her husband months before she died
Laura photographed with her husband months before she died

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