Man found dead with head injuries in Yuen Long house in suspected murder case

Tenant makes gruesome discovery on noticing foul smell coming from room

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 April, 2017, 11:55pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 15 April, 2017, 11:55pm

A man was found dead inside a Yuen Long village house with multiple injuries to his head on Saturday, and police were treating the case as a suspected murder.

Scores of police officers descended on Tin Sam Tsuen in Hung Shui Kiu, a rural area west of Yuen Long, after receiving a report at around 10.30am that a man was lying unconscious inside a locked room on the ground floor of the three-storey building.

It is believed a tenant made the discovery after detecting a foul smell from the room, before deciding to peer inside through a window.

After firefighters broke in to the property, police found a body with the head wrapped with bed sheets. Blood stains were all over the floor, which led officers to believe the body had been moved from another location.

Upon inspection, forensic examiners believed the man had been attacked with a blunt object to the head, causing multiple injuries. He had been dead for around three days.

An initial probe suggested he was the landlord of the property who lived in one of three rooms partitioned from the ground-floor flat he owned. The two other rooms had been leased out.

Superintendent Li Kwai-wah of the police force’s New Territories North Regional Headquarters said on Saturday evening that the identity of the man could not be ascertained as no documents had been found at the site.

But he confirmed that including the landlord, there were three occupants of the property, and the two tenants had been located.

Li said there was no sign of money or weapons inside, and environmental evidence had not indicated any raid or fight had taken place.