Floating body a murder case, say police

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 02 November, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 November, 2010, 12:00am

Police yesterday classified as murder the death of a 25-year-old woman whose half-naked body was found floating in the sea off Ap Lei Chau on Wednesday.

A post-mortem examination found Yu Wai-yuk had drowned, but police said further investigations showed there were suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

A T-shirt was the only item of clothing on Yu's body when it was recovered near the Lee Nam Road waterfront. Police said at the time that she had bruises on her neck.

Yu, who worked for an accounting firm in Central, lived with her family on Kwai Shing Estate in Kwai Chung.