7th suspect linked to Hong Kong socialite Abby Choi’s murder arrested
HONG KONG – A seventh suspect has been arrested in mainland China in connection with 28-year-old Hong Kong socialite Abby Choi’s gruesome murder.
The suspect, a Hong Kong woman, was handed over to the Hong Kong police at a border control point on Tuesday, reported the South China Morning Post (SCMP).
She was the third person arrested for assisting an offender in this murder case, which was uncovered on Feb 24.
On Monday, Lam Shun, 41, was charged with the same offence but was granted bail after appearing in court.
The yacht rental agent allegedly arranged for Ms Choi’s former husband Alex Kwong’s attempted escape to Macau for HK$300,000 (S$51,394).
On Feb 26, the police also arrested a 47-year-old masseuse, identified only by the surname Ng, for allegedly renting a flat in West Kowloon as a temporary shelter for Kwong to evade law enforcement.
She was released on bail without charge, but must report to the police later in March.
Ms Choi was found killed and dismembered at a village house in Tai Po on Feb 24.
DNA tests confirmed that a skull discovered in a large soup pot and two legs found in a refrigerator in the house were the remains of the socialite.
Her torso and hands are still missing.
Kwong, 28, alongside his 65-year-old father Kwong Kau, 63-year-old mother Jenny Li and brother Anthony Kwong, 31, were charged in connection with the murder on Feb 27.
They are remanded in custody without bail, and will return to Kowloon City Court on May 8.
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