BANGKOK (AP) — Police in northern Thailand say they have discovered the buried bodies of a missing British expatriate and his Thai wife, and have arrested the woman's brother for allegedly ordering their murder.
The police commander for Phrae province said the bodies of 64-year-old retired petroleum engineer Alan Hogg and his 61-year-old wife Nhot Suddaen were discovered on the property of their home.
He said the killers had been traced after stealing the couple's pickup truck, and that they had confessed after their arrest to being hired by Nhot's brother to kill them.
Police then arrested the brother, who they said confessed to ordering the killing over a family dispute. They said the dead couple, who had been together for 30 years, had been dead for about a week.