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POSTED | 9:56 AM | 02-11-2014

Hong Kong police grill UK trader over double murder

Hong Kong police on Sunday (2 Nov 2014) questioned a 29-year-old British man who works for Bank of America Merrill Lynch after the grisly discovery of two female corpses, including one in a suitcase, in his upmarket apartment.

The women were found dead on the 31st floor of the residential block in the popular expatriate district of Wanchai in the early hours of Saturday morning — when many revellers were out celebrating Halloween.

Police were called to the scene where they found a naked woman with knife wounds to her neck and buttock in the living room. The other woman was decaying inside a suitcase on the balcony.

Police said that a man remained in custody but had not been charged. He works for Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a securities trader, according to AFP.

The woman found in the living room, described by police as a foreigner aged between 25 and 30, was declared dead at the scene, with the cause thought to be a cut to her throat.

The victims are believed by police to be sex workers of Southeast Asian origin, local reports said.
One of the victims was thought to be a 25-year-old Indonesian, the government in Jakarta said, adding that its consulate in Hong

Kong was coordinating with the police to identify her. Police said the man they were questioning lives in the apartment, and that it was he himself who had called officers to the scene.

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