Body in suitcase was club hostess from mainland
Danny Mok and Clifford Lo
The dead woman found in a floating suitcase in Victoria Harbour was a nightclub hostess, police said yesterday. She was last heard from in March when she claimed in a phone call that her boyfriend, who is now being sought, was attacking her.
The suitcase was found off Hung Hom, near the Harbourfront Landmark, on Wednesday.
Senior Inspector Paul Wong Tak-choi, of the marine regional crime unit, said police believed the victim was a 30-year-old Chinese woman, surnamed Wang. A police source said Wang, or Coco as she was known to colleagues and clients, reportedly moved to Hong Kong from the mainland several years ago.
The source said she had married a Hongkonger, with whom she had a daughter. But she divorced him last year after she obtained permanent residency and started working at a nightclub in the Pollock Building in Tak Hing Street, Jordan.
At the club, Wang met and started a relationship with a man from Macau. The pair lived in a flat in Jordan.
A police source said the relationship had turned sour recently.
Wang phoned her colleagues on March 25, saying her boyfriend was attacking her, but hung up soon after. The colleagues were not able to contact the couple again.
Wong urged a taxi driver who in the early morning of March 26 picked up a man carrying blue luggage from Tak Hing Street to contact police.
'We also urge the victim's boyfriend to contact us as soon as possible,' Wong said.
An autopsy yesterday failed to determine Wang's cause of death.