A British millionaire and his wife have been found murdered in Thailand, a week after they were reported missing.
According to press reports, Alan and Nott Hogg were discovered buried in a hole dug by their killers.
Cops say the 64-year-old businessman was killed with a blast from a shotgun beside his swimming pool while his 61-year-old wife was bludgeoned to death in the garage of their mansion.
Three hitmen have reportedly confessed to killing the pair in the northern part of the southeast Asian country.
The UK Sun reports that the men were paid around $3,000 by Alan Hogg’s brother-in-law to kill the pair. A family feud over money apparently triggered the death plot.
Also arrested was the allegedly bitter relative, Warut Satchakit, 63.
He was arrested after investigators saw him on CCTV stealing the couple’s brand new pick-up truck. It was recovered nearly 500 km away, near Bangkok.
Warut — who admitted their had been a falling out with his sister over money — denied having a role in the double murder.
The bodies were discovered near a duck pond on the 32-acre estate that featured a pool, summerhouse, a cattle ranch, and geese.
”Warut Satchakit has been arrested again for the theft of the car and being involved with murder,” police Major General Sanpat Praputsra said.
“Three suspects were traced from forensic checks on the car. They have confessed to the murder of Mr. Alan and his wife Nott. They used a shotgun to kill Alan and said they buried him near the ducks.”
Praputsra added: “The villains used a hammer to murder his wife in the garage. Three people were involved in the murders with the instructions that it was their duty to kill the targets. They said that the victims were then buried in the garden.”
The cop described the family feud as “long-standing” and that the accused had money problems.
“We are certain that the disappearance comes from a family feud with Thai relatives,” Praputsra said.
The couple were initially reported missing last Thursday when friends had unsuccessfully tried to contact them on messaging app Line.
Blood stains – with signs someone had tried to wipe them away – were found in the swimming pool changing rooms.
Source : torontosun