Hong Kong model butchered in a gruesome murder over financial dispute

Noor Fatima 09:01 PM | 26 Feb, 2023
Hong Kong model butchered in a gruesome murder over financial dispute
Source: Abb Choi (Instagram)

The harrowing murder case of a Hong Kong model has been terrifying women all around the world. Butchered, dismembered, cooked, and lost; the late model's case is making headlines for its gruesome nature. Abby Choi had been subjected to ghastly treatments over financial disputes with her former husband who meticulously planned her cold-blooded murder.

The horrific case came to light when police officers discovered a dismembered body in parts, and stored in a refrigerator in a rural village home in Tai Po, a suburban part of Hong Kong closer to the border with mainland China.

Choi was allegedly last seen by her ex-brother-in-law, who also worked as her chauffeur. Police said that her ex-in-laws misled investigators with fabricated lies. 

Superintendent Alan Chung told media outlets that Choi's remains were found in a village house set up as a butchery site at a rental unit in the north of the city in Tai Po district. 

“We are still looking for the head, torso, or hands,” Chung stated.

“Tools that are used to dismember human bodies were found in the flat, including meat grinders, chainsaws, long raincoats, gloves, and masks,” said Chung.

The crime scene/village house had been recently rented by her ex-father-in-law and was unfurnished hinting that it was set up to carry out Choi's murder and dispose of her remains. Almost a hundred police officers combed through Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery, including a diving team who were assigned to the nearby catchwater, which they suspected could be the dumping ground for some of Choi’s remains, the superintendent suggested.

“Two pots of stew believed to contain human tissue were left at the scene. The house was equipped with an electric saw and a meat grinder that had been used to mince human flesh,” Chung said.

The Hong Kong police made four arrests in Choi's murder. The late model's ex-husband Alex Kwong, also 28, was arrested for murder and an attempt to flee the city by boat. Along with Kwong, his father, mother, and brother were also arrested on the same charges a day earlier.

“We believe the victim and her ex-husband’s family had many financial disputes involving huge sums. Someone was dissatisfied with how the victim handled her assets, which became a motive to kill,” he added.

Chung said in a press conference that the public figure's former husband had been arrested while he was trying to abscond from a Development Pier in Tung Chung, on one of the city’s outlying islands, Lantau.

Kwong had HK$500,000 in cash and several luxury watches worth HK$4 million in total with him when he was arrested. Kwong later complained of feeling unwell at the Hung Hom Police Station and was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei.

The former couple had a son and a daughter who will be placed in the care of the late model’s mother, the police concluded.  

On her work front, Choi was an international model with much exposure and experience and was photographed at the Elie Saab Spring Summer 2023 Haute Couture show in Paris, France, as recently as last month. She also recently appeared as the digital cover model for the luxury magazine L’Officiel Monaco and attended this year’s Paris Fashion Week.

Noor Fatima

The writer is a staff member.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on May 27, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on May 27, 2023 (Saturday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 307.9 311.15
Euro EUR 330 333
UK Pound Sterling GBP 381 384.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.6 85.4
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.6 83.4
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 762.21 770.21
Canadian Dollar CAD 225.5 227.5
China Yuan CNY 40.6 41
Danish Krone DKK 41.39 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.6 36.95
Indian Rupee INR 3.47 3.58
Japanese Yen JPY 2.15 2.2
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 932.2 941.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.42 63.02
New Zealand Dollar NZD 176.98 178.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.14 26.44
Omani Riyal OMR 744.58 752.57
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.73 79.41
Singapore Dollar SGD 215 217
Swedish Korona SEK 26.73 27.03
Swiss Franc CHF 316.34 318.84
Thai Bhat THB 8.28 8.43

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – May 27, 2023

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 235,550 on Saturday.The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs201,950.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs163,624 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 190,880.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Karachi PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Islamabad PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Peshawar PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Quetta PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Sialkot PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Attock PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Gujranwala PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Jehlum PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Multan PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Bahawalpur PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Gujrat PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Nawabshah PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Chakwal PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Hyderabad PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Nowshehra lPKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Sargodha PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Faisalabad PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450
Mirpur PKR 235,550 PKR 2,450


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