A Hong Kong fashion influencer was found dismembered and scattered around the city. Her ex-husband's family have been charged with her murder.
- Abby Choi, a fashion influencer, was killed and her remains scattered across Hong Kong.
- Four members of her ex-husband's family have been arrested. Three were charged with murder.
Abby Choi, a wealthy fashion influencer who has graced the covers of luxury magazines, became front-page news for a more gruesome reason this week.
The Hong Kong socialite was last seen on Tuesday entering a van, inside of which police believe she was attacked. In the following days, police started finding her remains scattered across the city.
Now, four members of her ex-husband's family have been charged in connection with the grisly crime.
Choi's ex-husband, Alex Kwong, his brother Anthony Kwong, and their father Kwong Kau are charged with her murder, according to reports.
Kwong's mother, Jenny Li, has also been charged with perverting the course of justice, with investigators saying they believe she was aware of the alleged plot, per RTHK News.
A fifth suspect, a 47-year-old woman, was arrested on Sunday, the local Hong Kong media outlet said.
Officers investigating her death discovered some of Choi's remains stored in a refrigerator in a rural Hong Kong apartment on Friday. They also found meat grinders and chainsaws at the unfurnished property, which investigators believe was rented by Choi's ex-father-in-law a few weeks ago, per Sky News.
Police found Choi's head and ribs on Sunday inside a large soup pot at a house near the apartment, and said a small hole in the back of her skull pointed towards evidence of a "fatal attack," The Guardian reported.
More than 100 police officers were sent to search the Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery on Saturday, after police said they had evidence that the suspects had gone there soon after Choi went missing, per CNN.
Some of the fashion influencer's remains are still missing.
"We're still working on many clues," said Alan Chung, who is leading the investigation, according to The Guardian. "When we have any other clues we will do a thorough search again to find the torso and other missing parts of the body."
Police believe Choi's death is linked to financial disputes between her and her ex-husband's family, potentially involving millions of Hong Kong dollars. "Someone was dissatisfied with how the victim handled her assets," Chung said, according to The Guardian.
Choi, who had more than 115,000 Instagram followers at the time of reporting, had this month been the cover model for L'Officiel Monaco, a luxury fashion magazine. She had previously been featured in Vogue China.
Choi had two children with her ex-husband, and two children with a new partner, who are being cared for by Choi's mother, police said, per The Guardian.
The suspects in the crime have been denied bail and the case has been adjourned until May, pending further investigations.
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