6th suspect arrested in murder of Hong Kong model Abby Choi

By Hoang Nguyen   March 2, 2023 | 11:25 pm PT
6th suspect arrested in murder of Hong Kong model Abby Choi
A police stands guard outside a village house where part of Abby Choi's body was found in Hong Kong, China February 27, 2023. Photo by Reuters/Tyrone Siu
A sixth suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of 28-year-old Hong Kong socialite and model Abby Choi, whose dismembered body was discovered last week.

The city resident, whose surname is Lam and who works at a pleasure boat rental business, was arrested in an office in Sheung Wan on Thursday.

The suspect was alleged to have tried to collect hundreds of thousands of dollars to help a suspect flee Hong Kong by sea, Chung told South China Morning Post.

Choi’s gruesome murder has attracted worldwide media attention. She was reported missing on Feb. 21 and several body parts, including her legs, were found on Feb. 24.

Her head was found two days later, together with other body parts, in a large soup pot in a rented village house in Tai Po, a suburb of Hong Kong. Officers also seized a meat grinder, electric saw and knives.

On Tuesday, Hong Kong police started a search for Choi’s missing torso and arms in a city landfill about the size of a football field, after her family members identified her other remains at a mortuary, according to The Strait Times.

At Thursday’s media briefing, police said they have not found any more evidence related to the murder case, and that the search operation had ended.

Kwong and three others have been charged in connection with the brutal killing. The three are Kwong’s brother, father and mother. They are scheduled to appear in court again on May 8.

The mastermind behind the murder is believed to be Kwong’s father and Choi’s former father-in-law, Kwong Kau, 65, a former policeman. The police say a property dispute is a possible motive for the murder.

go to top