Reward in 23-year hunt for murderer

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 05 November, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 05 November, 2011, 12:00am


Police are offering a HK$300,000 reward for help in catching a former school labourer wanted for the murder of a co-worker, whose body was found in the septic tank at a Stanley school more than 20 years ago.

Tse Chi-yan, 64, was found dead at St Stephen's College Preparatory School on May 11, 1988.

The killing is the oldest unsolved crime in the list of police reward notices posted on the force website.

It names Cheung Kit, now 61, as the wanted suspect. He was 38 at the time of the killing.

'The wanted person was a labourer at the same school and left the school on May 7, 1988,' the notice said.

The body was wrapped in several pieces of blue and white nylon sheet and tied by electric wires.

'The cause of death was extensive fractures on the deceased's skull due to severe blunt forces on the head,' it said. The bounty is effective until March 24 next year.

It is one of 12 rewards totalling HK$4.4 million the police are offering for help in solving 12 murder cases.

The highest reward, HK$800,000, is being offered for information leading to the arrest of four Wo Shing Wo triad members in connection with the killing of Lee Tai-lung, leader of the Tsim Sha Tsui faction of the Sun Yee On triad.

Lee, 41, was hacked to death in August 2009, after being hit by a car outside the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel.