A horrible murder case that happed in the former British colony of Hong Kong has transferred shockwave throughout Asia and the rest of the world.
According to officers with the Hong Kong Police Force, four people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Abby Choi, a model and social media influencer who was known amongst the megacity’s rich and notorious.
Then is what you should know about the murder.
This story contains details that some may find disturbing. Discretion is advised)
While statements issued by officers with the Hong Kong Police Force didn’t identify the victim, Hong Kong English review South China Morning Post( SCMP) has linked the victim as Abby Choi Tin- fung.
The Associated Press, along with Hong Kong Chinese news website HK01, have also linked the victim as Abby Choi.
According to Hong Kong Police, Choi was last seen during the autumn hours on this day.
In an composition published by SCMP, it’s stated that Choi was set to pick up a son she had with herex-husband, but the child was noway picked up.
A missing person’s report, according to police, was filed onFeb. 22.
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Officers with the Hong Kong Police Force said they set up” some sections of a mortal body” inside a home at a vill about 18 long hauls northeast of where the woman was last seen.
” The departed was suspected to be the missing woman,” read a portion of a statement released by the Hong Kong Police Force onFeb. 25.” A meat slicer, an electric aphorism and some apparel in suspected connection with the case were seized at scene.”
According to the AP, Police supervisor Alan Chung said that officers discovered two legs that belonged to a woman in the refrigerator, as well as the victim’s identity card, credit cards and other particulars in the house.
Mortal apkins were set up in pots of haze, Chung said.
Meanwhile, police are searching for further body corridor.
” The suspects threw down several bags of important substantiation in the morning ofFeb. 22. They may be some mortal body corridor or they could be the clothes and the phone of the victim, or indeed the munitions,” saidSupt. Chung.
A cranium and several caricatures were set up in a large haze pot on this day, according to a report by the SCMP.
According to police, three men, ranging in age from 28 to 65, are concertedly indicted of murder on connection with the case, while a 63- time-old woman has been indicted of perverting the course of justice.
According to a report by Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK, three men and a woman arrested in connection with the case have appeared in court. The case was suspended by a judge until May, in order to give the police further time to probe the case.
The same report states that corridor of Choi’s body, including the torso and hands, remain missing.
The AP reported that police officers are searching a tip for substantiation related to Choi’s murder.
A report by RTHK stated that some bones were set up during the hunt, but it’s unclear whether the bones are actually mortal remains.
In a news conference,Supt. Chung blazoned the arrest of another person in connection with the murder.
The person, linked as a 41- time-old man with the surname Lam, was arrested during the autumn hours ofMar. 2. He’s indicted of aiding another suspect.
” The man works at a yacht rental company,” saidSupt. Chung, in Cantonese Chinese.” We’ve reason to believe that the man, after the crime took place, tried to take a sum of plutocrat to help one of the suspects leave Hong Kong via a maritime route.”
In response to a question asked by a journalist,Supt. Chung said they believe Lam knew about what happed with regard to Choi’s murder. still, they’re still probing what links Lam had with the suspects.
Chung also said they don’t rule out the possibility of fresh apprehensions being made in connection with Choi’s murder.
In the same news conference,Supt. Chung said that the tip hunt concentrated on a soccer field- sized area of the tip, and dug about 5 measures(bases) deep during a three- day period. still, officers set up no substantiation material to the case, and the hunt has concluded.
It should be noted that there are no unitary standard set for soccer field sizes worldwide. still, on the website of Football NSW, which is a state- position soccer group in Australia, it’s stated that FIFA recommendations call for a field that’s 105 measures(
bases) long and 68 measures(
2231 bases) wide.
Chung, during the news conference, said they’re following multiple leads, but refused to say what next steps they’re going to take in the disquisition.
Who is the victim?
As mentioned over, the victim has been linked by Hong Kong media outlets as Abby Choi Tin- fung.
An composition published by HK01( in Chinese) describes Choi as a notorious woman who, at the time of her death, was partnered with a man named” Chris,” who’s the son of the author of a eatery chain in the megacity.
While some papers state that she was married to Chris, an composition by HK01( in Chinese) states that the marriage was noway actually registered with the megacity’s government.
According to the AP, Choi’s last post to social media was made onFeb. 19, featuring a print shoot she had done with fashion magazine L’Officiel Monaco.
In their composition, which was published onFeb. 12, Choi was described as a” fashion icon” and” media personality.”
” Abby has sculpted out a name for herself as one of the most sought- after influencers in the assiduity,” read a portion of the composition.
Who are the suspects?
According to the AP, the suspects are linked as
- Alex Kwong, Choi’sex-husband
- Kwong Kau, Alex Kwong’s father
- Anthony Kwong, Alex Kwong’s family
- Jenni Li, Alex Kwong’s mama
- A person linked by the SCMP as a 47- time-old woman with the surname” Ng.” That woman was reportedly in a relationship with Kwong Kau.
- A 41- time-old man with the surname getaway.
Alex Kwong, according to HK01( in Chinese), was reportedly arrested as he tried to leave Hong Kong via a speedboat.
The three Kwongs, according to reports, are indicted of murder, while Li is indicted of perverting the course of justice, and Ng is indicted of aiding the other suspects in the case by allegedly helping to hide Alex.
As mentioned over, Lam is indicted of helping the suspects by trying to take plutocrat from one of the suspects in return for helping them leave Hong Kong.
The three Kwongs, along with Li, were reportedly not granted bail.
The Kwongs, according to Hong Kong review Ming Pao( in Chinese), have been at the center of previous legal difficulties.
Kwong Kau, according to the composition, formerly served on the Hong Kong Police Force before he abnegated in themid-2000s amid allegations he sexually assaulted a woman. The composition noted that while Kau was arrested, there were no posterior reports of him being charged with a crime.
Alex Kwong, according to the Ming Pao composition, was reportedly arrested in connection with a fraud scheme that allegedly took place from 2014 to 2015.
Both Alex and Anthony, according to the Ming Pao composition, were also allegedly involved in a number of civil suits over debt payments.
What is the motive for the horrible murder?
An exact motive has not been blazoned by Hong Kong police officers. still, according to the AP, Choi had fiscal controversies involving knockouts of millions of Hong Kong bones
( millions ofU.S. Bones) with herex-husband and his family.
Police officers also said that” some people” were unhappy with how Choi handled her finances.
An composition by HK01( in Chinese) states that Choi reportedly gave fiscal support to herex-husband’s family indeed after their divorce. She reportedly employed Anthony as her motorist, and indeed bought an apartment flat for the family in Kwong Kau’s name.
The report states that the fiscal controversies were over a desire by Choi to vend the property she bought for herex-husband’s family.
Is violent crime common in Hong Kong?
The AP has noted that violent crime is rare in Hong Kong, and for that reason, Choi’s murder has skewered numerous in the former British colony, as well as people in Mainland China.
While violent crime is rare in Hong Kong, Choi’s murder, according to the AP, recalls a sprinkle of other shocking killings.
In 2013, a man killed his parents and their heads were latterly set up in refrigerators. In another ignominious 1999 case, a woman was abducted and tortured by three members of an systematized crime group before her death. Her cranium was latterly set up stuffed in a Hello Kitty doll.
Cases analogous to the Abby Choi murder have happed in the Hong Kong area in the history.
According to a 2021 composition by SCMP, a woman named was indicted of boggling her hubby in 1988 by dismembering his body and cooking the pieces before throwing them into the trash. The woman was latterly set up shamefaced of manslaughter due to diminished responsibility, as the woman was diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Meanwhile, a 2018 composition by SCMP mentioned a murder in near Macao that happed in 1984. In that case, the proprietor of a eatery in the former Portuguese colony, along with nine of his family members, were boggled following a fiscal disagreement. The bodies were reportedly dismembered, and either thrown into the ocean or into the trash.
” The large number of missing body corridor urged ghastly enterprise that he’d cooked his victims ’ remains and served their meat inside the pork buns – a hand dish – vended at the place,” read a portion of SCMP’s composition on the murder.” So rampant was the( scuttlebutt) that it inspired the 1993 Hong Kong crime suspenser The Untold Story.”