The trunk that contained the dismembered remains of Pao Koon-tat. Photo: courtesy of Wah Kiu Yat Po The trunk that contained the dismembered remains of Pao Koon-tat. Photo: courtesy of Wah Kiu Yat Po
The trunk that contained the dismembered remains of Pao Koon-tat. Photo: courtesy of Wah Kiu Yat Po

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Hong Kong’s gruesome ‘body in box’ murder mystery from 1965

  • Mutilated body found in trunk abandoned in Causeway Bay was that of an employer slayed by a disgruntled employee
  • Ho Tse-yim, who had studied medicine and was ‘familiar with dissecting bodies’, was found guilty of manslaughter

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The trunk that contained the dismembered remains of Pao Koon-tat. Photo: courtesy of Wah Kiu Yat Po The trunk that contained the dismembered remains of Pao Koon-tat. Photo: courtesy of Wah Kiu Yat Po
The trunk that contained the dismembered remains of Pao Koon-tat. Photo: courtesy of Wah Kiu Yat Po
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