The man, 36, from Sunderland and his wife, 28, from Camberwell, in south London, are understood to have moved to the seaside town of Sihanoukville, in south Cambodia.
Local newspapers report their landlord as saying they were due to leave their rented room on December 29.
Friends of the expats are said to have found the couple on New Year’s Eve, and their deaths are understood to have been a suicide pact.
“We are in contact with local authorities following the deaths of two British Nationals in Cambodia”
Local media reports they were found with a suicide note blaming the NHS for problems with their mental health.
Major General Narin of Sihanoukville Police said the case was under investigation.
Grim photographs circulated on Cambodian news websites allegedly show the couple – with their eyes blindfolded, their mouths gagged and their hands tied together behind their backs.
A note alongside the couple suggests suicide and was left along with contact details of relatives in Britain.
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said: “We are in contact with local authorities following the deaths of two British Nationals in Cambodia and are ready to support their families at this extremely difficult time.”
For confidential support on suicide matters call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see www.samaritans.org for details.
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