Hong Kong scientific officials announced today that DNA tests have confirmed that human remains found in a house on the outskirts of the city belong to popular local model Abby Choi, whose murder and dismemberment shocked the former British colony.
The remains were identified as a skull that appeared inside the soup and two legs, while security forces continue to locate and recover other parts of the body of the 28-year-old, such as the torso and hands, collected in South China. After Morning
Choi’s ex-husband and her parents and brother have been in pretrial detention without bail since last week, accused of murder and perverting the course of justice.
A company of CELOX workers who allegedly helped the victim’s ex-husband escape from Hong Kong to Macao in exchange for HK$300,000 (US$38,200.30 million Chilean pesos) was also detained.
Senior trial prosecutor Brian Lai Tak-ki requested a 10-week extension to continue the investigation, including the examination of forensic evidence from the house where the remains were found and from there to the accused’s cell phone conversations.
a macabre crime
Abby Choi was reported missing on February 21 and two days later a forensic team found the woman’s legs in a cupboard in a house on the outskirts of Hong Kong, followed by the discovery of a skull, several ribs and hair embedded in a large. pot with syrup and vegetables.
The house was recently rented by Choi’s former father-in-law, who the investigation points to as allegedly masterminding a plot to kill her over a dispute over property valued at millions of dollars, according to local press.
A meat slicer, an electric saw, and some clothing allegedly appeared on the scene with the accident.
Choi, who had nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram, became an internationally known model, appearing at Elie Saab’s spring-summer 2023 haute couture show in Paris and recently appearing on the digital cover of luxury magazine L’Officiel Monaco. .
The model had a net worth of approximately 100 million Hong Kong dollars (12 million cash, 12.7 million dollars) and came from a wealthy family with businesses in China, according to local press.