Investigation launched after Hong Kong man found dead in Tsim Sha Tsui guest house

Police say the 45-year-old man was found naked and with tape over his mouth in the room at Mirador Mansion

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 26 October, 2016, 7:16pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 26 October, 2016, 10:53pm

A man who was reported missing on Tuesday was found dead in a room at a Tsim Sha Tsui guest house on Wednesday, prompting local police to investigate whether foul play was involved.

An initial investigation showed the death of the 45-year-old Hongkonger was suspicious and officers were searching for an expatriate man in connection with the case, according to police sources.

“CCTV footage showed the Caucasian man checked in the room on Monday,” one police source said, adding that officers were trying to establish his identity and find out his relationship with the victim.

The source said adhesive tape was found on the face of the naked victim, which covered his mouth.

“Bruises were found near his left eye and right forearm, but no other apparent injuries were found,” he said.

He said the cause of death had not been established and an autopsy would be carried out.

It is understood the victim was identified as Wong Yat-hung, who worked at an advertising design company.

Police are treating the case as a “collapse”. Detectives from the Yau Tsim district crime squad are investigating. So far, no one has been arrested.

Emergency services were called to the Mei Lam Guest House on the fifth floor of Mirador Mansion on Nathan Road when a female cleaner found the naked and unconscious man in bed and called police at about 11.55am on Wednesday.

A police spokeswoman said the man was certified dead by paramedics at the scene.

Officers found clothes inside the room, but no identification documents were found at the scene.

Another source said officers were investigating whether the room had been cleaned.

He said the man was reported missing by his younger brother on Tuesday after he failed to return to his home in North Point, where he lived with his mother.

On Wednesday evening, the guest house was still being cordoned off as officers were carrying out an investigation and checking the closed-circuit television footage inside.