Martial artist, Gordon Liu (劉家輝), is reported to have gone missing. Gordon’s 21-year-old son, Kris, filed a report with the Hong Kong Police yesterday that he has been unable to locate his father, whose current whereabouts remain unknown.
Tense Relations With Family
After suffering a stroke in August 2011 and losing his mobility, Gordon became estranged from his second wife and two children, Kris and Sonia. Gordon said that his family was only interested in his money, pressuring him to transfer his financial assets under their name. Gordon’s welfare and health condition were largely ignored.
Last September, Gordon’s elder sister from the United States and friends intervened to have him stay at a nursing home. Gordon’s trusted assistant of five years, Eva, became his financial manager and oversaw Gordon’s monthly expenses.
Kris believes that Gordon was being manipulated to turn against his own family by an unnamed individual. Gordon refused to see his own children at the nursing home. Gordon was reported to have regained 40 percent of his mobility in October 2012 after intensive physical therapy sessions.
In the months that have lapsed, access to Gordon’s money was changed from his personal assistant, Eva, to an unknown actress. Gordon has left the nursing home and his son, Kris, panicked last month when he was unable to locate the 57-year-old. Kris had tried to contact the actress through his lawyer but did not receive any response, prompting him to finally alert the police yesterday.
Gordon had once entrusted several million RMB in Eva’s care to handle any expenses that may crop up. Since December, Eva has lost contact with Gordon. Before Gordon’s disappearance, Eva helped Gordon give Kris and Sonia $5,000 HKD in monthly living expense money.
“Someone intervened and prevented him from seeing me. I have helped Gordon for five years and he trusts me a lot,” Eva said. “I am very worried and hope to see him soon. When he is better, I can give him back his money.” In January, Eva paid for his physical therapy session, but Gordon did not go, making Eva concerned about his safety.
Kris has filed a report with the Hong Kong Police. Gordon’s disappearance is currently investigated by the East Kowloon Police Precinct’s Regional Missing Person Unit (RMPU).
“I only want to know where my father is. I want to see him again!” Kris said worriedly. In December, Gordon had initiated a phone call to Kris, but after an abrupt exchange Gordon was interrupted by another person on the other end to hang up.
Note: This article was updated on March 6, 2013 at 4:59 PM with additional details that have emerged regarding Gordon Liu’s disappearance.