Police dig garden of missing British man and wife as three 'hitmen' confess to murder
Provided By - Video Elephant on September 25, 2018
Police began digging up the garden of a missing British millionaire and his Thai wife after three alleged hitmen confessed to killing the couple and burying them behind a duck pond.
Businessman Alan Hogg, 64, was allegedly blasted with a shotgun near his swimming pool while wife Nott, 61, was bludgeoned to death with a hammer in the garage of their mansion in Phrae, northern Thailand.
The three men, who have not been named, told police that they received a total of 50,000 baht (1,175GBP) from Alan's brother-in-law Warut Satchakit, 63, to carry out the murder amidst a family feud over money.
Warut was initially arrested after being seen on CCTV stealing the couple's brand new white Ford Ranger pick-up truck. It was recovered yesterday, September 25, 300 miles away in Ayutthaya near Bangkok having been sold.
Warut - who had fallen out with his sister over money - denied any involvement in the murder and was released on bail but has since been re-arrested.
Officers arrived at the home today at 10:30am local time and used an excavator to dig an area next to the duck pond in the 32-acre grounds of Alan's gated three-storey home, which also includes a swimming pool, summerhouse and a cattle farm.