The body of a man who had been repeatedly stabbed, put in a nylon travel bag, and dumped in the sea off the coast of Hong Kong was fished out of the water by firefighters on Thursday.
According to police, the victim, whose head was sticking out of the bag, was dressed in just trousers and socks. He is believed to have been dead for more than 24 hours.
A police spokeswoman said the man, who is thought to have been aged between 50 and 70, and had multiple knife wounds to his head and neck, was spotted in the water off Wah Fu Estate in Aberdeen by a member of the public around 8am.
Officers have opened a murder case, while the victim’s identity remains a mystery as no wallet or identification was found on the body.
A police source said the victim, who had been placed in a red, white, and blue bag, suffered multiple stab wounds to the head and neck.
“An initial examination showed the victim had been dead for more than 24 hours,” the source said.
The grisly discover came less than a day after a suspected murder-suicide in the same area.
On Wednesday, a 64-year-old man, and his 63-year-old wife, were found dead at home in Wah Sang House, Wah Fu Estate at about 10pm.
Police said the man was found hanged, and the woman had suffered head injuries. Officers do not believe the incident is liked to Thursday’s case.
“Initial investigations revealed that the 64-year-old man committed suicide after attacking his wife inside the flat,” police said.
A crowbar believed to have been used in the incident was found inside the residence.
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