The ex-husband of a model and two members of his in-laws were charged in Hong Kong on Monday with murdering her, after police announced they had found more parts of the dismembered woman this weekend.
Abby Choi, a well-known “influencer” with more than 100,000 followers on Instagram and who had been featured in various fashion magazines, She was reported missing on Tuesday.
On Saturday, police said that several remains of his body were found in a house: the limbs were found inside a refrigerator and human tissues were detected in two pots.
After further inquiries at the house, police found what they believe to be Choi’s skull, as well as hair and several ribs.
He The model’s ex-husband, Alex Kwong, his father, Kwong Kau, and his brother, Anthony Kwong, were charged Monday with murder.
Choi’s former mother-in-law, Jenny Li, was charged with obstruction of justice for destroying evidence.
On the property where these remains were found, there was an electric saw and a meat grinder that was used to grind human flesh, superintendent Alan Chung told reporters.
Forensic analysis indicated that there was a hole in the back of the model’s skull.
“We believe the victim was attacked while in the vehicle (that took her home) and was already unconscious when she arrived,” Chung said Sunday night.
According to police, Choi was in a financial dispute with her ex-husband and his family over a luxurious property.
She would have been last seen by her ex-husband’s brother, who was also her driver. The police said that the family had lied to fool investigators.
The model divorced Kwong and married Chris Tam, a member of a wealthy Hong Kong family. The authorities indicated that Choi’s two children and her ex-husband will remain in the custody of the model’s mother.
Choi’s ex-husband was arrested on Saturday as he tried to flee the city by boat.
A fifth suspect related to the victim’s former father-in-law was arrested on Sunday for “collaborating with criminals.”
The court’s senior prosecutor, Brian Lai Tak-ki, requested a 10-week postponement to continue the investigation, including forensic examinations of evidence seized from the house where the remains were found and a monitoring of defendants’ mobile phone conversation records.
The model, according to local media, had a net worth of about 100 million Hong Kong dollars (12.7 million US dollars) and came from a wealthy family with businesses in China.
(with information from AFP and EFE)
Macabre murder in Hong Kong: they found a dismembered model after a dispute with her ex-husband’s family