Abby Choi Murder: Influencer May Have Helped Instagram Star’s Accused Killer Flee, Police Say
A Hong Kong influencer has been arrested after being accused of helping Abby Choi’s ex-husband try to flee the country by boat following Choi's murder, according to authorities.
Alex Kwong, Abby’s ex-husband, was taken into custody at a ferry pier on Feb. 25. “We believe he was planning to abscond from Hong Kong by sea,” Hong Kong Police Superintendent Alan Chung said, Front Page Detectives previously reported.
On March 7, Irene Pun, 29, was arrested and charged with assisting an offender with intent to impede his apprehension or prosecution, according to MSN.
Court documents state Pun allegedly arranged for a yacht to help Kwong flee to Macau “knowing or believing him to be guilty of the offense of [murder].”
Pun, like Choi, was a rising influencer and had amassed more than 35,000 followers on Instagram, MSN reported. She often posted photos of herself wearing luxury-brand clothing and visiting upscale locations.
She is believed to be a friend of Kwong, one of three people suspected of Abby’s murder.
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Choi was reported missing on Feb. 21 after she failed to pick up her daughter from school. On Feb. 24, investigators found some of Choi's body parts as well as a meat grinder, electric saw and other tools in an apartment rented by the influencer's former in-laws, Front Page Detectives previously reported.
On Feb. 27, Hong Kong police charged Alex Kwong, his father, Kwong Kau, 65, and his older brother, Anthony Kwong, 31, with murder. Kwong Kau is suspected to be the mastermind behind the plan to kill Choi, according to officials.
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Choi’s head and torso are still missing despite investigators scouring a landfill on Feb. 28 to try and locate them.
Pun is set to return to court on May 8, officials said.
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