Chopped limbs part of man's bizarre suicide

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 09 January, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 09 January, 2011, 12:00am

A man whose torso and dismembered limbs were discovered in Western District on Friday and who was initially thought to have been murdered may have committed a bizarre form of suicide, police believe.

Body parts of the 46-year-old man, surnamed Au Yeung, were on the podium and road outside his Queen's Road West flat on Friday evening, leading police to think he had been murdered.

But investigators - who found a chopper in his blood-spattered flat - now believe he may have jumped from his 16th floor flat after cutting himself badly and lost his limbs on the way down.

The man's right arm and both legs were severed, leading police to initially suspect he had been attacked before being pushed from the flat in which a suicide note was found.

Police found the door of his flat open minutes after his body was discovered. More than 10 police officers arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area.

Inspectors later carried out an extensive investigation both inside the building and in the nearby areas to look for evidence. An initial post-mortem examination yesterday found that the victim's injuries were probably self-inflicted. A further post-mortem examination will be carried out tomorrow to confirm these findings.

On Friday, police classified the case as suspected homicide and did not rule out the possibility of a revenge killing.