Family and friends pay tribute to model Abby Choi


Hong Kong (CNN) — Friends and family of Hong Kong model Abby Choi paid tribute to her on Tuesday at the site where police say they found what are believed to be dismembered body parts of the socialitereported the public broadcaster RTHK.

Choi’s mother lit incense and brought Taoist paper offerings used in traditional funeral rites outside the village house on the northern outskirts of the city, RTHK said.

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Police search the remains of model Abby Choi’s body in Hong Kong on February 28, 2023. Credit: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Choi’s ex-husband, Alex Kwong, 28; His brother Anthony, 31, and their father Kwong Kau, 65, are charged with his murder. Alex Kwong’s mother, Jenny Li, 63, is charged with perverting the course of justice, RTHK reported on Monday.

The Kowloon Magistrate Court denied the four bail, according to RTHK. They have not yet pleaded guilty.

On Sunday, investigators identified a skull, several ribs and hair, believed to be Choi’s remains, in a large stainless steel soup pot, police said. Other body parts are missing, such as Choi’s torso and hands. The police investigation is still ongoing.

It is the continuation of a police investigation that began last Wednesday after the 28-year-old Choi was reported missing. Two days later, parts of his body were found at the Tai Po district house, according to police. A meat slicer, electric saw and some items of clothing were also found in the house, according to police.

Choi, who had more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, recently appeared as a digital cover model for luxury magazine L’Officiel Monaco and attended this year’s Paris fashion week.

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Police stand guard outside the house where Choi’s remains are believed to have been found, in Tai Po, Hong Kong, on February 26. Credit: Jerome Favre/EPA/Shutterstock

The case has shocked the city, as the lurid details of the investigation have dominated local media headlines and thousands of people have left their condolences on Choi’s social media accounts.

In a separate case, Choi’s ex-husband appeared in court on Tuesday for allegedly going on the run after posting bail in a case in which he is accused of stealing jewelry between May 2013 and January 2015, RTHK reported. . Alex Kwong had pleaded not guilty to seven counts of robbery, but did not attend the trial, RTHK said.

The case was adjourned on Tuesday and Kwong was taken back into custody, according to RTHK.


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