Legs, skull found in fridge and soup pot belong to model Abby Choi: DNA tests
( NYPost )
DNA tests have confirmed that human legs found inside a refrigerator and a skull removed from a cooking pot in a home in Hong Kong belonged to butchered fashion model Abby Choi, according to a report.
The glamorous 28-year-old influencer’s dismembered body parts were discovered in a house in the village of Lung Mei Tsuen that was rented by Choi’s former father-in-law, a person familiar with the matter told the South China Morning Post.
A large hole in the back of the skull is where the married mother of four was struck last month during the fatal attack, which allegedly occurred in a dispute over money, according to officials.
The search for Choi’s torso and hands is ongoing after more than 100 police officers scoured a landfill but failed to locate them.
The chilling revelations come as a seventh person — an unnamed 29-year-old woman — has been arrested in connection with Choi’s savage murder and dismemberment.
The latest suspect was arrested in mainland China, Hong Kong police announced Tuesday. They said the woman allegedly helped an accomplice before fleeing.
Last week, Choi’s ex-husband, Alex Kwong, his father, Kwong Kau, and his brother, Anthony Kwong, were charged with murder after the discovery of human body parts in the house recently rented by Kwong Kau.
A pair of female legs were found inside the refrigerator, while the skull was fished from a cooking pot. Another cooking pot contained suspected flesh.
One of the vessels was filled with green radishes, carrots, and meat believed to be human flesh, swimming in liquid topped with a thick layer of fat, Police Superintendent Alan Chung has said.
The other pot reportedly contained a human head that had been boiled down to the skull.
An electric saw, meat slicer, hammer, face shields, and raincoats, as well as Choi’s handbag, were also recovered from the crime scene.
Alex Kwong’s mother, Jenny Li, faces one count of perverting the course of justice. All four family members were ordered jailed without bail pending a hearing in May.
Police also arrested two other people, including a 41-year-old man, who are accused of hiding offenders.
Choi, who had appeared on the pages of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and boasted more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, disappeared on Feb. 21, according to a report filed later with police.
She had financial disputes involving tens of millions of dollars with her ex-husband and his family, police said earlier, adding that “some people” were unhappy with how Choi handled her finances.
Less than a week before her grisly death, the model shared her cover photo for the luxury fashion magazine L’Officiel Monaco, writing in the caption: “my journey as a style icon continues.”
Investigators believe that Choi’s unemployed ex-husband and his family murdered her over a multimillion-dollar property in the exclusive enclave of Kadoorie Hill in Ho Man Tin.
The South China Morning Post previously reported, citing a police source, that Choi’s former father-in-law was unhappy that the model was planning to sell the home that she had bought in his name.
The day she vanished, Choi’s ex-brother-in-law was supposed to drive her to pick up her daughter from school. But instead, police said, the man knocked her out and delivered her to the rental home to be slaughtered.
The perpetrators allegedly covered the place with fabric and donned raincoats and face shields to protect themselves from spurting blood.
Choi was reported missing by her second husband after failing to return home. Her mutilated remains were found three days later.
The fashionista was a mother of four children, ranging in age from 3 to 10.
Her first husband, now facing a murder charge, is the father of Choi’s two eldest children, while her second husband, identified in the local press as Tam Chuk Kwan, fathered the two youngest.
Tam’s family owns a successful chain of noodle shops in Hong Kong and China.
Choi’s brutal killing shocked Hong Kong, where violent crime is uncommon.