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Hong Kong police are still searching for some of Abby Choi’s missing remains

By Kathryn Armstrong

BBC News

Four people have been arrested after the dismembered body of a model and influencer was found at a house in a Hong Kong village.

Abby Choi was first reported missing on Wednesday and grisly details about her death have now been released by police.

Her 28-year-old ex-husband was arrested over the murder on Saturday while trying to leave the city by boat, police said.

The man’s parents and elder brother were arrested a day earlier.

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Ms Choi’s remains were found in a fridge in a house in Lung Mei village – roughly 27km (17 miles) from where she was last seen in Kowloon City on Tuesday.

“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.”

Police said that two pots of stew believed to contain human tissue had been found in the house and that they were still searching for some of her body parts.

“A meat slicer, an electric saw and some clothing in suspected connection with the case were seized at the scene,” police said in a statement.

Choi had recently appeared on the cover of L’Officiel Monaco – a fashion and luxury lifestyle magazine – and is reported to have been a well-known socialite in Hong Kong.

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