HONG KONG (The Straits Times/ANN): Police have found the missing head of Hong Kong socialite and influencer Abby Choi in one of two big pots containing soup and human remains, days after her grisly murder was discovered.
In a news briefing late on Sunday (Feb 26), police investigators confirmed that they found a head and ribs inside one of two large pots they retrieved on Friday from inside a house in Hong Kong's rural Tai Po district where she was said to have been butchered.
The head and ribs are believed to belong to Choi, they said, but DNA tests are needed to confirm it.
The two pots were filled almost to the brim with soup and minced meat believed to be human remains. There were also carrots and green radish in them.
The pots were taken to the mortuary on Saturday. On Sunday, forensic experts began examining the contents. That was when they discovered the head and ribs, and it appeared that someone had tried to bash the head, according to one media report.
Police were continuing the search for body parts that were still missing, including her hands and torso.
Portions of the 28-year-old's body – her legs were recovered from a refrigerator – were found on Friday in the Tai Po house. A meat slicer, an electric saw, a hammer, face shields and black raincoats were also recovered at the scene.
Four people have been arrested, and three of them charged. Those charged are set to appear in a local court on Monday.
Choi's former husband Alex Kwong, 28, was arrested on Saturday, but has not been charged yet. He was reported to have been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after complaining of feeling unwell.
He was caught at the Tung Chung pier on Lantau Island as he was trying to flee, purportedly with HK$4.5mil (RM2.5mil) worth of cash and luxury watches.
His father and brother were charged with murder. His 63-year-old mother was also arrested and charged with obstructing the case.
Choi disappeared on Tuesday and was last seen in the Tai Po district where she was found, police said.
About 100 elite divers and police officers were seen on Saturday combing a cemetery where Choi's former father-in-law and brother-in-law were seen on Wednesday. They had drones and search dogs with them. – The Straits Times/ANN