In a case that shocked Hong Kong, 28-year-old influencer and socialite Abby Choi Tin-fung (蔡天鳳) was discovered dead – with her ex-husband’s family members arrested!
One of Hong Kong’s most violent murders, Abby’s severed body was found at Lung Mei village in Tai Po, days after being reported missing. Police background investigations swiftly revealed that Abby was in a financial dispute involving a property worth tens of millions in HKD with her ex-husband’s family, and possibly garnered their grudge over her handling of financial assets.
Last seen on the noon of February 21, preliminary investigations revealed suspicions of foul play, hence the case was taken over by Kowloon West regional crime unit. A missing person’s report was made on midnight, February 21, the date her personal chauffeur, who is also her ex-husband’s brother, claimed to have last seen the 1.55m-tall socialite.
Police spokesperson said that erroneous information was provided by suspects of the case with intent to mislead. Nevertheless, justice prevailed and police were led to the Tai Po suburbs house, where they unearthed human remains in the fridge. They also recovered the victim’s personal ID and credit cards, as well as tools believed to have been used for dismembering her body including a meat grinder, chainsaw, raincoats, gloves and masks. Aged between 31 and 65 – Abby’s parents-in-law and her ex-husband’s brother – were apprehended in the wee hours of February 25 in West Kowloon.
A “Highly Premeditated” Case
Describing the unit as carefully set up by the murderers, the house had barely any furniture as it was newly rented by the victim’s former father-in-law, just weeks ago. Canvas sheets had been draped over the walls and windows. It is understood that the three suspects who have been arrested will face murder charges, while Abby’s ex-husband Alex Kwong, the fifth child in his family, was arrested on Saturday, February 25 after a citywide manhunt.
She was previously pictured with actor Donnie Yen (甄子丹) at his movie premiere and is also known to share a close friendship with Aaron Kwok‘s (郭富城) wife, Moka Fang (方媛).