When it’s a neck being cut, Islam can’t be too far away.
British backpacker ‘had his throat cut in fight’ claim Malaysian tour guides as his family speak of their devastation
- Claims that 34-year-old may have been involved in a fight and murdered
- Some local tour guides allege that his throat had been cut
- His distraught family say no words can describe ‘void’ he has left
- DNA results provided confirmation body found was the missing backpacker
- Mother Janet Southwell had given her own DNA to help identify him
- He went missing last Tuesday after hiking to visit a waterfall
- Discovered near Juara Turtle Project where 34-year-old had been working
Police in Malaysia are investigating claims that British backpacker Gareth Huntley may have been murdered in a fight, it has been reported.
The 34-year-old of Hackney in east London, had not been seen since going trekking on Tioman Island last Tuesday.
On Wednesday, a body was found beside a kayak storage unit near the Juara Turtle Project, where he was last seen.
Malaysian police are said to be investigating claims Mr Huntley, right, could have been murdered. His mother, Janet Southwell, left, gave her own DNA to help in the identification process after his body was found and say no words can describe the void left by him.
Arrival: Gareth Huntley’s mother Janet Southwell, (centre) who arrived in Malaysia on Monday was pictured on Friday outside the Forensic Unit at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan with Mr Huntley’s girlfriend Kit Natariga (left)
Discovery: Malaysian rescue workers prepare to load a body onto an Air Force helicopter on Tioman Island – it has been confirmed it is Mr Huntley