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Crime in Hong Kong

Missing Hong Kong schoolgirl, 17, found dead in Victoria Harbour

No injuries discovered on body of Form Six student, who had gone missing after leaving her Mid-Levels home on Sunday

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 21 November, 2017, 1:03pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 21 November, 2017, 9:46pm

The citywide search for a teenage girl who went missing after leaving her Mid-Levels home ended on Monday afternoon with the discovery of her body in Victoria Harbour.

Form Six student Chin Yu-ying, 17, was found dead in the waters off Wan Hoi Street in Hung Hom hours after her family reported her disappearance to police.

No identifying documents were found, but the body matched her description. Her family later confirmed the body’s identity.

No injuries were found on the body, and initial investigations found nothing suspicious, according to police. An autopsy will be carried out to establish the cause of death.

Girl, 17, goes missing after leaving Mid-Levels home in Hong Kong

The Post learned that Chin had not shown any suicidal tendencies or had any arguments with her parents before disappearing.

She lived with her parents in a luxury flat on Babington Path in the Mid-Levels. Her mother is believed to be a government employee.

Chin was last seen on Sunday afternoon, when she left her home.

Her family contacted police on Monday after she failed to return home that night and could not be reached.

A citywide search was launched following the report. Patrolling officers were alerted to look out for the girl, and police issued a public appeal for help in the search.

Chin was last seen wearing a long-sleeved grey chequered shirt, dark trousers, black shoes, a white watch and carrying a black canvas bag.

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