Body parts found across Shenzhen

PUBLISHED : Monday, 30 May, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 30 May, 2005, 12:00am

Shenzhen police believe body parts found scattered across the city may be those of a Hong Kong man.

The limbs and head of the victim were discovered over the past few days in the Baoan and Futian districts, which are popular with Hongkongers.

The gruesome discoveries prompted the Public Security Bureau to appeal for information about the victim. Officials believe the man was a Hongkonger and aged about 40, but his exact identity is not known.

Investigating officers issued a sketch and described the victim as about 1.7 metres tall, of medium build and with pale skin.

Detectives yesterday declined comment further on the case, saying investigations were continuing.

The first body parts were found at 5pm on Thursday, inside a rubbish bin in a back alley in Futian.

Initial investigations suggested the body parts were dumped some time between 4pm and 5pm, with a cleaner having seen nothing suspicious when he emptied the bins an hour before the find.

More body parts were discovered the following day at locations across Baoan and Futian.