The body of a teenage girl accused of luring a British boy to a forest in Thailand, where he was beaten to death, has been discovered.
Suraphltchaya Khamsa, 15, was found buried in a shallow grave just 3 miles away from the 16-year-old girl. Woramet Ben Taota was discovered on May 7, police said.
The woman’s family identified her body at the scene from the braces and jewelry she wore.
They are said to have shed tears when they learned of their daughter’s murder.
It happened when the teenager allegedly lured Ben to his death.
The pair were last seen riding together on Saturday night on Ben’s motorbike in the north Thailand.
Lilian Graham, Ben’s grandmother, told MailOnline she believes he was persuaded to go to the woods where he was murdered.
She said: “Ben was with a girl and they went into the woods to meet a man.
“But something must have happened and that man killed Ben.”
Police opened an investigation into Chaiwat Boongarin, 44, who allegedly admitted to killing Ben but denied killing Suraphltchaya.
Chaiwat also told police that Ben and Suraphltchaya were allegedly caught up in his drug dealing activities.
He is likely to face the death penalty if convicted on one of the alleged charges, it has been reported.
Mongkol Sampawapol, commander of Lampang Provincial Police, said: “Police have received intelligence gathered from the search operation about the location of the body.
“The suspect who admitted killing the boy denied killing the girl.
“He said that someone attacked her and buried her body in the woods.
“We suspect that the suspect is responsible for both murders, however, police will also continue to investigate the deaths to check if anyone else was involved.
“The female victim’s body is currently being taken to the hospital for an autopsy to find traces of rape or sexual assault, because the suspect has a previous conviction for these crimes.
“There were bruises on her face and it is thought she was beaten to death by a snake.”
Suraphltchaya and Ben were last seen riding a motorbike together on May 6, after visiting her grandfather in the early afternoon.
Haunting footage is shown last seen of Ben before he was found dead in a forest with severe head injuries.
His body was dumped in the woods but not yet buried.
His phone and cash from his wallet were lost.
Officers found Ben’s girlfriend Yam, 16, who also knew the killer after a brief search.
Chaiwat was later identified from CCTV driving a black Honda motorcycle around the area at the time of death.
He allegedly tried to hide the bike in a friend’s barn before changing to a new bike but later admitted to killing Ben.
Chaiwat is currently being held in detention in Mae Tha District.
Earlier this week, Ben .’s heartbroken father Steven Graham, 60, faces alleged killer during chaotic criminal reconstruction.
Businessman who was traveling from his home in Eastbourne, East SussexWear a blue t-shirt and glasses when approaching a police car.
Steven stared at Chaiwat as he sat in the back of a police car as the suspect was brought to the scene where he allegedly killed Ben.
Then he shouted “scum, look at me, look me in the eye, look me in the eye you son of a bitch”.
Trembling with rage, he shouted at the killer: “Take off his mask, I want to see his face, You are a coward. You are a coward.
“Fuck, look at me you son of a bitch. No, you can’t look at me, you’re a coward. Look at me, look at me. Fuck.”
As the killer was led away, Steven shouted, “I hope you die in hell.”
Steven is comforted by Ben’s mother, Ooy Taota, who also screams at the killer, along with several relatives.
Speaking at the scene, Steven said: “I just want to strangle him. He’s so evil. He’s a complete devil, scum. I hope he rots in hell.”