A British banker has been arrested after a woman’s naked body was found with her throat slashed while a second female corpse was discovered inside a suitcase.Police in Hong Kong said a 29-year-old man was being held after the bodies of two women were found at an address in the Wan Chai district in the early hours of this morning.
One of the women, believed to be between 25 and 30, was found with wounds to her neck and buttock, and pronounced dead at the scene.The body of the other victim, thought to be Indonesian and aged 25, was reportedly found wrapped in a carpet inside a suitcase on the balcony and police said she had sustained neck injuries.It is believed that the women are sex workers of South East Asian or Asian ethnicity and that they may have been killed days apart, according to the South China Morning Post.
Early investigations revealed that the second victim inside the case had been there three to four days and starting to decompose. Her passport was also found at the scene.
A police source told the newspaper: ‘She was nearly decapitated and her hands and legs were bound with ropes. She was naked and wrapped in a towel before being stuffed into the luggage.’
The 29-year-old called the police shortly after 3.30am this morning and has not been charged.
He reportedly works for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.
Footage captured on CCTV showed one of the women and the suspect returning to the 31st-floor flat at around midnight, while a small amount of cocaine was discovered in the living room. A neighbour at the 40-storey J Residence – a high-end development favoured by junior expatriate bankers – said he had noticed an odd smell recently.
He told the SCMP: ‘There was a stink in the building like a dead animal. It was a shock because you would never expect something like this to happen in Hong Kong.’