The ex-husband of Chinese influencer Abby Choi allegedly tried to get away using a speedboat following the gruesome murder of the Hong Kong model, according to authorities.
On Feb. 25, Alex Kwong, 28, was taken into custody at a ferry pier. Hong Kong Police Superintendent Alan Chung said, “We believe he was planning to abscond from Hong Kong by sea,” according to The New York Times.
Chung added, “We have reason to believe that this man, along with his father and elder brother, had part in killing the deceased.”
Last weekend, Kwong, along with his brother, Anthony, 31, and his parents, Kwong Kau, 65, and Jenny Li, 63, were arrested in connection to Choi's murder.
Investigators believe Choi, 28, was involved in a financial dispute with her ex-husband and former in-laws as she was thinking about selling the luxury apartment she purchased for the Kwongs.
On Feb. 21, Choice was reported missing. On Feb. 24, police discovered the skull, legs and ribs of Choi inside a rental home in Lung Mei Village, Tai Po.
Six days later, on Feb. 27, investigators searched through a Hong Kong landfill in an attempt to find Abby’s missing arms, hands and torso and any evidence connected to the case.
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Alex, Anthony and Kwong Kau have all been charged with murder and Alex’s mother was charged with perverting the course of justice in connection with the case.
They were all denied bail and none of them have entered a plea to the charges but all are scheduled to return to court in May, the Associated Press reported.
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Choi was a mother of four young children under the age of 10, according to the AP. Two she shared with Kwong and the other two children with her current husband, Chris Tam.
In a statement to the AP, Choi’s friend Bernard Cheng said, "I haven't imagined a person who's so good, so full of love, so innocent, a person who doesn't do anything bad will be killed like this. My heart is still heavy. I can't sleep well."
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