Ex-husband and family members face court in Hong Kong over influencer's murder. A horrifying murder case that was solved just a week ago has left the city of Hong Kong in a state of disbelief.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Abby Choi, a socialite and influencer who was 28 years old, had gone missing. On Sunday, authorities uncovered remains that are thought to belong to her.
The horrible discovery was made in a huge soup pot where Choi's body parts had been boiled with green radishes and carrots. There was evidence of a fatal assault in the form of a small hole in the skull.
The ribs and the skull were recovered in the same residence in which Choi's limbs had been found on Friday, preserved in a refrigerator. In addition, the police discovered a face shield, a meat grinder, and an electric saw at the scene. They also discovered a pink designer bag.
On Sunday, charges of murder were brought against Choi's ex-husband, Alex Kwong, as well as against his father, who had been a police officer in the past, and his older brother. It has been alleged that Kwong's mother attempted to obstruct the administration of justice. The judge decided not to release any of them on bond, and their case has been postponed until May 8th.
Abby Choi's ex-husband with his head covered with a small black bag as he is being whisked away by the police
Misleading information provided by Kwong's family, who had financial problems with Choi, slowed down the investigations and made it more difficult to reach a conclusion. She had remarried into a wealthy family that owned a local restaurant chain, but she continued to support her ex-husband and in-laws by providing for them financially and lodging them in a luxury condo that was reportedly worth $9.2 million. The disagreement centered on who actually owned the property in question.
Choi had approximately 100,000 followers on Instagram, where she posted glitzy photographs and videos of her life. She also posted captions to each post. She had achieved some measure of success as an influencer on a global scale, and the previous month, she had been featured on the digital cover of L'Officiel Monaco magazine. She was hailed as a "style icon and media personality who took the globe by storm with her exquisite sense of style and her unabashed passion for fashion."
Choi is survived by four children, two of which were born to her former husband. Her murder has once again drawn attention to the horrible crimes that have occurred in Hong Kong in the past.
In 2003, The American expatriate known as Nancy Kissel was called the "Milkshake Killer" for killing her husband with a hammer after rendering him unconscious with a strawberry milkshake that had been spiked with tranquilizers.
In 1999, Fan Man-Yee was kidnapped, tortured, and ultimately murdered by three men and a woman. Her head and body was severed and placed inside a Hello Kitty pillow. On a cocaine-fueled binge in his posh apartment in 2014, banker Rurik Jutting tortured and brutally murdered two Indonesian women.
The heinous crime has caused widespread devastation all around Hong Kong and even further afield. This unfortunate event serves as a warning that success and prosperity do not necessarily bring happiness and safety all the time.