Abby Choi death: Woman arrested in China
HONG KONG –
A woman accused of assisting the suspect in the gruesome killing and dismemberment of Hong Kong model Abby Choi has been arrested in mainland China, Hong Kong police said Tuesday.
The arrest of a 29-year-old woman brought the total number of people allegedly involved in the case to seven. Police said they suspect he helped another suspect and then fled to mainland China. He surrendered to Hong Kong authorities at Shenzhen Bay port on Tuesday, they said.
The gruesome killing of Choi, 28, has shocked many in Hong Kong and mainland China, as the semi-autonomous city in southern China has a very low rate of violent crime.
Last week, her ex-husband, Alex Kwong, her father, Kwong Kau, and her brother, Anthony Kwong, were charged with murder after police found remains in a house Kwong Kau rented in a Hong Kong suburb near the border. with mainland China. Alex Kwong’s mother, Jenny Lee, faces charges of perverting the course of justice. All four were held without bail.
Police have also arrested two others who are accused of assisting other suspects in the case.
Choi, who had more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, went missing on February 21, a police report later said.
She had financial disputes involving tens of millions of Hong Kong dollars (millions of dollars) with her ex-husband and his family, police said earlier, adding that “some people” were unhappy with how Choi was handling her finances.
Although violent crimes are rare in Hong Kong, the case brings to mind several other shocking murders. In 2013, a man killed his parents, and their heads were later found in refrigerators. In 1999, a woman was kidnapped and tortured by three members of an organized crime group before her death. Her skull was later found stuffed inside a Hello Kitty doll.
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