Who is behind the horrific murder of Abby Choi? The recognized influencers and a fashion icon in Hong Kong was beheaded and dismembered. Police have arrested five alleged culprits of the crime.
The 28-year-old girl disappeared on February 21, when she was going to pick up one of her four children from school in Hong Kong. The socialite, days before, had returned from France, where she participated in Paris Fashion Week and, on her Instagram account, she had expressed her excitement at being in the show.
On February 26, however, the Police reported the discovery of his possible remains in a Tai house in Po, a suburb of Hong Kong, where, on February 28, family and friends came to pay tribute to him.
WHO ARE THE ALLEGED GUILTY OF ABBY CHOI’S CRIME?
The Police reported that there are five detainees suspected of being involved in the crime of the Hong Kong model and influencer Abby Choi.
The main suspect is Alex Kwong, 28, who is the model’s first husband, with whom she had two children (a boy and a girl). Police detained him on Saturday, February 25, with cash and luxury watches worth 4.5 million Hong Kong dollars (about US$574,000), as he was fleeing from Tung Chung Pier on Hong Kong Island. lantau.
His brother Anthony Kwong, 31, who was the model’s driver, was also arrested; and her father, Kwong Kau, 65. The latter would have rented the house, located in a town in Tai Po, a suburb of Hong Kong, where the remains were found. All three were charged with the alleged crime of homicide.
Alex Kwong’s mother, Jenny Li, 63, meanwhile, was charged with interfering in the course of justice. The fifth person arrested is not a member of the family, but she is very close. She is about Kwong Kau’s lover, a 47-year-old masseuse, surnamed Ng. Authorities accused her of helping Kau rent the ground floor of the house where the human remains were found and helping him elude police by hiding him in a luxury rented apartment in West Kowloon.
The four family members, who have yet to plead guilty, were denied bail by the Kowloon City Magistrate Court. The hearing in the case has been adjourned to May 8 to allow the investigation to continue, RTHK reported. If found guilty, the sentence would be life imprisonment.
The hypothesis is being handled that the motive was the dispute over an expensive house in Kadoori Hill, one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the former British colony.
WHAT HAPPENED TO MODEL ABBY CHOI?
Model Abby Choi, 28, was reported missing on February 21, and three days later her head and other parts of her body were found by police in a pot in a town in Tai Po, a suburb of Hong Kong.
The discovery occurred in a house rented by his ex-father-in-law. In the place they found a meat slicer, an electric saw and some clothes, supposedly related to the case.
At a press conference on Sunday, February 26, Superintendent Alan Chung reported that authorities had found the skull of a young woman, believed to belong to Choi, in one of the pots they seized, along with several ribs, hair and human remains. In another pot, forensic pathologists also discovered a small number of human bones.
Police arrested a total of five suspected culprits for Choi’s murder, including her ex-husband.
The news trended on Weibo, Twitter’s Chinese sibling, with more than 300 million views, until Sunday afternoon, when the finding of his head in the pot was reported, the topic’s hashtag was removed.
Hong Kong authorities are seeking further evidence in the case. Since February 28, more than 100 officers began combing a dumpsite in Ta Kwu Ling, a neighborhood south of the border with mainland China, looking for missing body parts and possible personal effects belonging to the 28-year-old, according to Associated Press.
Police Superintendent Alan Chung said investigators focused on the dump after the suspects allegedly “they threw away several bags containing important evidence, on the morning of February 22”. The researchers suspect that bags may containsome parts of the human body or could be the victim’s clothing, phone, or even weapons”.