Police offer HK$300,000 bounty to find ex-boyfriend of murdered Dragonair hostess

HK$300,000 reward in hunt for ex-boyfriend of murder victim whose body was hidden in closet

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 July, 2014, 3:42am
UPDATED : Friday, 25 July, 2014, 1:53pm

Police have put up a HK$300,000 reward to find a 26-year-old man suspected of killing his former girlfriend, a Dragonair flight attendant whose body was found in a wardrobe in her Tsuen Wan flat last December.

Mok Chun-yin, alias Ah Shui, is wanted in connection with the gruesome case of the cupboard corpse at Allway Gardens on December 8.

The former estate agent is understood to have fled to the mainland before the body of Arbe Chan Man-yi, also 26, was found.

Police released a single, blurred picture of the suspect, below.

"He was the ex-boyfriend of the deceased," the police said in a reward notice yesterday.

Abrasions were found on Chan's neck, right elbow and knees, according to police.

"The cause of death was ligature strangulation and the time of death was around the afternoon on December 4," the notice said.

Chief Inspector Philip Lui Chi-ho, of Tsuen Wan police, said the reward offer did not mean they were short of leads in the hunt for the suspect.

Instead, it demonstrated the "seriousness" with which the force was handling the case. "Police are treating him as a murder suspect," Lui said.

The body of Chan was found under clothes and other items in her wardrobe when her father and younger sister searched the two-bedroom home.

The family had not heard from her for several days but initially thought she was at work and out of town.

Postings on Chan's Facebook page indicated she had suffered emotional problems because of Mok. They met in 2012, but their relationship soured in the middle of last year and she wanted to break up with him and recover money he owed her.

In September, she called police, saying her boyfriend had beaten her. He was charged and placed on a good behaviour bond by Tuen Mun Court.

According to the police website, the latest reward offer is one of 15 totalling HK$5.1 million that the force is offering in its hunt for suspects in 15 murder cases.

The oldest outstanding case is the 22-year-old murder of a woman, 34, found dead at her home in Ma On Shan in 1992. A HK$300,000 reward is on offer for clues leading to Chan Wai-lun, then aged 30.

The highest reward offered is HK$600,000 for information leading to the arrest of three alleged Wo Shing Wo triad members over the death of Lee Tai-lung, chief of the Tsim Sha Tsui faction of the Sun Yee On triad.

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

* This story has been edited to include a line explaing that police released a single, blurred, picture of the suspect.