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27th Feb 2023

Head of Paris Fashion Week model found in soup pot

Charlie Herbert

Abby Choi

Warning: article contains some details readers may find distressing

Four people have been arrested over her death

Hong Kong police have found the head of influencer and model Abby Choi in one of two big pots containing soup and human remains, days after her grisly murder was discovered.

The 28-year-old had been a well-known socialite in Hong Kong with roughly 116,000 followers online. She had recently featured for Dior at Paris Fashion Week and appeared on the cover of fashion and luxury lifestyle magazine L’Officiel Monaco.

Choi was reported missing on Tuesday, but police discovered parts of her body on Friday and have now released further details of her grisly murder.

Her body had been dissected, and her head was found in a three-storey house in the rural Tai Po district just days after her other body parts were found in a fridge at the same location – roughly 27km (17 miles) from where she was last seen.

A meat slicer and an electric saw were also found at the scene, along with several ribs, hair, and human tissue.

Forensic pathologists discovered a small number of human bones in another cooking pot, Superintendent Alan Chung said.

In an update on Sunday, Chung said a young woman’s skull, believed to be Choi’s, had been found in one of several cooking pots they had seized.

“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,” the officer said.

Choi’s ex-husband and former in-laws have been arrested and charged in connection with her murder.

Abby Choi’s former father-in-law and his eldest son, Anthony Kwong, are accused of killing the 28-year-old model.

Her ex-husband Alex Kwong was arrested on Saturday while trying to leave the city by speedboat, the day after his brother Anthony and their parents were detained by police.

He is expected to be charged with murder on Sunday, Sky News reports.

Meanwhile, Choi’s former mother-in-law faces one count of perverting the course of justice.

Hong Kong police have told media they believe Choi and her former in-laws had many financial disputes involving “huge sums”.

“We believe the victim and her ex-husband’s family had many financial disputes involving huge sums,” police superintendent Alan Chung was quoted by news agency AFP as saying.

“Someone was dissatisfied with how the victim handled her assets, which became a motive to kill.”