The violent death of a fashion influencer whose body was dismembered shocked the Asian port city of Hong Kong.
After the cruel act against 28-year-old Abby Choi, her ex-husband, brother-in-law, parents-in-law and father-in-law's lover were arrested, Hong Kong media reported. The mother of one daughter was well known on social media, attended fashion events around the world and appeared in magazines as an elegant model. On Instagram, she had 114,000 followers.
Police discovered body parts, a meat grinder and an electric saw in her father-in-law's house, the South China Morning Post reported on Monday. A skull and ribs were found in a large soup pot. There were legs in the freezer. The torso and hands are still being sought.
Fatal head injury
The skull has a 6.5 by 5.5 centimeter hole, it said. Forensic scientists believed it was a fatal injury. Choi had been missing since Wednesday. Her 31-year-old brother-in-law worked for her as a driver. Traces of blood were found in the seven-seater car. Her 28-year-old ex-husband was arrested at a pier with a large sum of money and luxury watches as police suspect he was trying to flee the city.
The motive may have been a dispute between Choi and her 28-year-old unemployed ex-husband and his family over an expensive property, the South China Morning Post reported. The 28-year-old, who later married the owner of a chain of restaurants, wanted to sell the property she once bought under her father-in-law's name.