Suspect charged with murder over woman's death

PUBLISHED : Monday, 22 August, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 22 August, 2011, 12:00am


A man, 38, was charged with murder yesterday over the death of a woman whose mutilated body was found three days ago at Sham Tseng.

He will appear in Tsuen Wan Court today.

The 38-year-old suspect, who wore a black hood and who had bandages on his right foot, was chained and handcuffed when he was taken to Dragon Beach in Tsing Lung Tau.

Accompanied by about a dozen detectives and a translator, the South Asian man walked along a footpath in Castle Peak Road where a 500-metre trail of blood was found extending from a hillside near a temple. A dummy was used to represent the victim on the beach as detectives filmed the scene. The suspect was then taken to the Castle Peak Road where he answered more police questions.

Earlier yesterday, police took him to Tung Chau Street Park in Sham Shui Po and a bus stop at Cheung Sha Wan. Police arrested the suspect on Saturday morning at a flat in Nam Cheong Street, Sham Shui Po, a day after the body of a 35-year-old South Asian woman, who was almost decapitated, was washed up on the beach. The body, with deep cuts to the neck, was clothed only in underwear when it was found by an elderly woman on Friday morning.

A pool of blood was found on the hillside, about 100 metres from where the body was found.

A handbag, a wallet containing more than HK$100, as well as two dresses - one black and one green - were found on the hillside.

Earlier, police said the woman was probably killed on the hillside on Thursday night and her body thrown into the sea. A fruit knife was found near the shore. The New Territories South crime unit is investigating.