A woman who helped a suspect in the brutal murder and dismemberment of Hong Kong model Abby Choi has been arrested and charged in mainland China, Hong Kong police said on Tuesday.
The arrest of the 29-year-old woman takes the total number of people allegedly involved in the case to seven. Police said they suspect he helped another suspect and then fled to mainland China. He was handed over to Hong Kong authorities at Shenzhen Bay Port and charged on Tuesday, they said.
The gruesome murder of 28-year-old Choi has gripped many in Hong Kong and mainland China because the semi-autonomous southern Chinese city has very low levels of violent crime.
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Last week, her ex-husband, Alex Kwong, his father, Kwong Kau, and his brother, Anthony Kwong, were charged with murder after police found bodies in a house rented by Kwong Kwong in a Hong Kong suburb near the border. Had met with mainland China. Alex Kwong’s mother, Jenny Lee, faces one charge of perverting the course of justice. All four were taken into custody without bail.
The police have also arrested two other accused for helping other suspects in the case.
According to a report later filed with police, Choi, who had more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, disappeared on February 21.
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Police previously said she had financial disputes with her ex-husband and his family worth millions of dollars, with police saying “some people” were unhappy with how Choi handled her finances.
While violent crime is rare in Hong Kong, the case recalls a handful of other shocking murders. In 2013, a man killed his parents, and their heads were later found in a refrigerator. In 1999, a woman was abducted and tortured by three members of an organized crime group before her death. His skull was later found stuffed in a Hello Kitty doll.
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