C ANBERRA - Human remains found in Cambodia in June have been confirmed as those of an Australian and two Britons captured in April, Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans said on Sep 2.
"It is with great sadness that I learned that forensic analysis by New Scotland Yaard has confirmed the death of Ms Kellie Wilkinson and her two British friends," Evans said in a statement.
Wilkinson, 24, her British boyfriend, Dominic Chappell, 25, and their British friend Tina Dominy, 24, were captured by armed men while driving from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville on April 11.
Wilkinson and Chappell managed the Cafe Rendevous in Sihanoukville and were well known in the expat community. Dominy met them through mutual friends and lengthened a holiday in Cambodia to spend Khmer New Year at the restaurant. Chappell's father, David, who lives in Hong Kong, had traveled to Cambodia to seek his son's release.-Reuters