A MASSAGE woman was found dead in a hotel room after staff received instructions from a young man who asked for an alarm call for her, the High Court heard yesterday. Car park attendant Lau Fuk-yu, 27, defended by Mr Barry Sceats, has denied the murder of Chu Lan-heung, 47, on July 10 last year. Her body was found in a bed in the San Diego Hotel, Kowloon. It is alleged that Lau asked for the alarm call. Senior Crown Counsel Ian McWalters said in his opening address before Deputy Judge Daniell and a jury that a pathologist estimated Chu's time of death as 1 am that morning. Chu, a mother of four, was separated from her husband and was employed as a massage woman. The court heard that the night before her death, a man named Lau tried to contact Chu and she tried to contact the same Lau on five occasions that night. Three of the pager calls were after 11 pm. Mr McWalters told the jury they may infer that Lau was the defendant. Staff at the hotel registered a couple who checked in. They noted that the man accompanying Chu was reluctant to give his identity card. Subsequently staff picked the defendant out at an identity parade. He was recognised as the person who between 5 am and 6 am had asked the reception desk for a wake up call at 11 am. Later when police searched the hotel room, a black address book was found with entries of a pager number and a premises in Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon. From pager records it was discovered that Lau had tried to contact Chu, the court heard. Police called in at the premises seven days later. They noticed that Lau, who was shirtless, had certain injuries on his body, especially a bite mark on his abdomen. Lau was later arrested and allegedly said under caution: ''I did not mean to do it. I killed her by mistake. Give me a chance.'' Mr McWalters told the jury he could not give any reason why Chu had been killed. She had died because of pressure applied to her neck. The medical evidence showed that the bite mark on the abdomen could have occurred on the day of the murder. There were also eight abrasions on the face and chest that could have been caused by fingernails, the court heard. The medical evidence said Chu could have bitten the defendant. The hearing continues.