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Thai police say 2 Myanmar workers have confessed to killing British tourists on popular island

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, the body of one of slain British tourists, Hannah Witheridge, wrapped in plastic sheet, is carried at a forensic police facility in Bangkok, Thailand. Police Maj. Gen. Kiattipong Khawsamang said Thursday, Oct. 2 that two out of three Myanmar workers questioned by police admitted murdering Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, the body of one of slain British tourists, Hannah Witheridge, wrapped in plastic sheet, is carried at a forensic police facility in Bangkok, Thailand. Police Maj. Gen. Kiattipong Khawsamang said Thursday, Oct. 2 that two out of three Myanmar workers questioned by police admitted murdering Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)  (The Associated Press)

Thai police say two workers from Myanmar have confessed to killing two British tourists whose nearly naked, battered bodies were found last month on a beach on the scenic island of Koh Tao.

Police Maj. Gen. Kiattipong Khawsamang said Thursday that two out of three Myanmar workers questioned by police admitted murdering Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24.

He said the other worker denied involvement.

Police Lt. Gen. Jaktip Chaijinda said police will wait for the results of DNA tests from the suspects to see if they match samples taken from Witheridge's body.

Thai police have searched for clues and collected DNA samples from more than 100 men on the island in the Gulf of Thailand since the bodies were discovered Sept. 15.