Christina Annesley died on Koh Tao Island three years ago, after apparently taking antibiotics for a chest infection.
The Londoner, who was 23 when she died, was born in Lower Hutt.
Her death is still unexplained – her body was left in a temple for days before a post-mortem examination was performed and the UK coroner her family contacted upon her arrival back home would not accept the results.
Christina Annesley was one of several travellers who died on the remote island of Koh Tao during the trip of a lifetime. A three-part documentary exploring the mysterious deaths of a British backpacker and other young travellers in Thailand is set to air on Sky.
Reports have shown there have been at least six deaths on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand since 2014.
What happened to Christina Annesley?
In 2015, 23-year-old British political activist Chrissie Annesley travelled to the paradise island of Koh Tao for the trip of a lifetime.
She had planned a four-month holiday travelling across South-East Asia, where she would visit Vietnam, Cambodia and then on to Australia and New Zealand, but less than two weeks later, she was found dead in a beach hut.
Christina posted on Twitter saying she had bought antibiotics for a chest infection and is said to have died of natural causes after mixing them with alcohol.
However, no toxicology report was conducted.
Her parents were convinced that there was more to discover about their beloved daughter’s mysterious death.
Christina- Solo Gap
Christina was two weeks into a solo gap year trip to South East Asia and Australia due to the last four months.
The aspiring journalist spent a week on the “paradise island” of Koh Samui before leaving for Koh Tao to spend time alone writing at the InTouch resort. Bungalows at the resort can be rented for under £20 a night.
The University of Leeds graduate was found dead in her cabin, with blood on her face, by a resort worker when she did not check out on time.
She was found dead in her bungalow with a mix of medication and alcohol in her system in 2015 – leading the coroner to ascertain she died of an accidental overdose.
Chrissie’s heartbroken dad Boyne Annesley started investigating more deaths in Koh Tao.
These included backpackers Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, who was found murdered on the beach, in September 2014.
As the deaths on the island began to spread and the devastated families left behind began to chatter among themselves there started rumours about the dark side of the island.
Her father, Boyne Annesley, previously said: “I don’t believe we’ll ever find out what happened to her.
“You can’t get proof because the authorities are corrupt”.
Who is Christina Annesley?
Annesley’s personal life is still unknown. She was 23 at the time of death. She was a Leeds university History graduate. About her family, only little is known.
Her father’s name is Boyne. And her mother’s name is Margaret. we don’t have any other information about other things as the parents of Christina are quiet about the details.
Why is Koh Tao notorious for deaths?
Since January 1, 2014, there have been at least six deaths on the island of Koh Tao on the Gulf of Thailand, providing it with the name Death Island’
Back in 2014, backpackers Hannah Witheridge, 23, and 24-year-old David Miller were found murdered on Koh Tao where Ben Harrington, a 32-year-old British IT consultant who died on the island in 2012, had stayed.
Both victims had been hit several times on the head; Witheridge had also been raped, and Miller was drowned.
Two migrant workers were convicted of the murders in 2015 and sentenced to death.
The body of Christina Annesley was found a few months later on the same beach.
Some other suspicious deaths of Britons on Koh Tao include Nick Pearson, 25, whose body was found in the sea after he disappeared on a night out in 2014, and Luke Miller, 26, who was found dead at the bottom of a pool in 2016.