Hong Kong police have made four arrests in the case of Chinese model Abby Choi’s murder. Three members of the 28-year-old’s ex-husband’s family were taken in by authorities after the influencer’s body was found chopped up and cooked in soup pots.
The father, 65, mother, 63, and elder brother, 31, of Alex Kwong were arrested by local police. The ex-husband was arrested soon after.
Kwong was found around 1 PM Saturday with $63,698 cash and luxury watches valued at around $500k on him while attempting to flee on a speed boat.
Authorities believe the model’s ex-husband was attempting to abscond from Hong Kong by sea.
The police are still trying to locate the rest of the influencer’s body after locating her limbs inside the family’s refrigerator.
Sections of the young model’s corpse were believed to be cooked in various soup bowls before being refrigerated. The model’s head, hands and torso are still unaccounted for.
Head of police Superintendent Alan Chung told reporters on early Saturday, “We believe the victim and her ex-husband’s family had many financial disputes involving huge sums.”
“Someone was dissatisfied with how the victim handled her assets.”
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According to the South China Morning Post, Kwong was jobless and had previously contacted the model for financial support estimated to be around $12 million.
Choi was reported missing on Wednesday. The last person to see the model alive is believed to be her ex’s brother serving as her chauffeur. Her ex’s family allegedly lied to police to mislead the investigation away from them.
According to police records, family members are involved in nearly half of the country's few reported murders.
The Chinese influencer had almost 100,000 followers on Instagram and previously appeared on the covers of L'Officiel Monaco and Vogue China.
In one of the model’s last interviews, she said she was someone “who keeps absorbing inspiration and always tries new styles. Sometimes I also try to dress up more extravagantly, by missing and combining different looks”.
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