Hong Kong police arrest three after model found dismembered in fridge


Police in Hong Kong filed murder charges against the former in-laws of a model and influencer whose body parts were found in a refrigerator at a village house, and a skull believed to be hers was discovered in a pot.

Hong Kong model Abby Choi’s former father-in-law and his eldest son are being charged with murder, while her former mother-in-law faces one count of perverting the course of justice, police said in a statement Sunday.

The authorities also arrested the woman’s ex-husband on Saturday and will charge him with mur-der on Sunday night, said Superintendent Alan Chung. The four will appear in court on Monday.

The grisly case came to light when police officers on Friday discovered Choi’s body after she had been missing for several days, together with her identity card, credit cards and other items. The body was dissected and the remains stored in a refrigerator in the rural village home in Tai Po, a suburban part of Hong Kong closer to the border with mainland China.

At Sunday’s news briefing, Chung said authori-ties found a young woman’s skull believed to belong to Choi in one of the cooking pots they seized, alongside several ribs, hair, and human issues. In another pot, forensic pathologists also discovered a small number of human bones, he added.

“There’s a hole on the right side rear on the skull, so the pathologist believes that that should be the fatal attack on the victim,” he said.

Chung said Choi was believed to have been at-tacked in a car and was unconscious when she ar-rived at the house. Police were still trying to find out the exact time of death and locate her hands and torso.—AP