https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/30196...nd-where-two-brits-were-brutally-slaughtered/ WITHOUT A TRACE Mystery as Russian woman, 23, disappears leaving passport and belongings in her hostel room on Thai resort dubbed death island where two Brits were brutally slaughtered [FONT=&]Valentina Novozhyonova vanished while visiting Koh Tao - the same island where Brits Hannah Witheridge and David Miller were murdered in 2014 [/FONT] [FONT=&]By Corey Charlton [FONT=&]6th March 2017, 9:57 am[/FONT] [FONT=&]Updated: 6th March 2017, 11:04 am[/FONT] [/FONT]MYSTERY surrounds the disappearance of a Russian tourist on an idyllic Thai island where two Brits were brutally murdered. Valentina Novozhyonova, 23, vanished from her hostel on Koh Tao in mid-February, sparking a police search. FACEBOOK [FONT=&]5 Valentina Novozhyonova disappeared from the island sometime between February 11 and February 16 FACEBOOK [FONT=&]5[/FONT] The Russian traveller had visited Koh Tao to undertake diving courses, it was reported GETTY IMAGES [FONT=&]5[/FONT] The idyllic island has seen a series of high-profile deaths in recent yearsShe had checked into the hostel on February 11 and was due to check out on February 16 but failed to do so. A few days later, staff checked her room to discover her mobile phone, passport and camera had all been left behind. Koh Tao is located in the Gulf of Thailand near the party islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, and was the scene of the brutal double-killing of Brits Hannah Witheridge and David Miller. [/FONT] http://www.bangkokpost.com/archive/family-seeks-missing-russian-tourist/1208789 23-year-old Russian woman holidaying on Koh Tao has been missing for more than two weeks, prompting relatives and a hotel operator to seek police help to find her. Sitthiporn Pathaweesrisutha, owner of the Koh Tao Hostel on the popular tourist island, officially alerted police on Friday that guest Valentina Novozhyonova had disappeared. Ms Novozhyonova, 23, had checked into the hotel on Feb 11 and was due to check out on Feb 16. However, she did not contact the hotel staff to return her room key on Feb 16. They waited several days as they assumed she might have travelled somewhere. However, she failed to show up When the staff finally checked her room they found her belongings, including her passport, a mobile phone and a camera, still there. A Russian man, Sergey Busagin, also asked Koh Tao police to help find Ms Novozhyonova as her relatives had been unable to contact her, said Pol Lt Col Chokchai Sutthimet, chief inspector at the Koh Tao station. The missing woman is about 170cm tall, with light brown hair and a "V" tattooed on her left wrist. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to alert the Koh Tao police station at 077-456098. Officers led by Pol Lt Col Napa Senathip, deputy investigation chief at the station, on Saturday inspected the missing woman's room and asked the hotel to supply a list of guests staying at the hotel around the time she disappeared. The team examined her mobile phone records and asked local businesses, including diving operators, if they recalled seeing the woman. They also questioned the hotel operator and staff but found nothing suspicious. Pol Maj Gen Apichart Boonsriroj, chief of the Surat Thani police, said he had assigned Pol Lt Col Witthaya Pitak, investigation chief from the Surat Thani office to coordinate with local police. The office will examine footage from closed?circuit televisioncameras in hopes of finding a trace of the missing tourist or determining her travel route.