Newly-wed couple, both gov’t officials, dead in suspected murder-suicide

The Coronation in Yau Ma Tei. Photo: Wpcpey/Wiki Commons
The Coronation in Yau Ma Tei. Photo: Wpcpey/Wiki Commons

The bodies of a newly married couple, reportedly both government officials, were found on balconies at least 15 stories below their apartment in Yau Ma Tei this morning, the wife’s body covered in stab wounds.

The man, surnamed Chow, 30, an official of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, and his 29-year-old wife, an Information Services Department employee surnamed Fong, had been absent from work recently, according to Oriental Daily.

A co-worker of one of the deceased reportedly visited the couple’s home this morning, but no one answered. The bodies were later found on the balconies of two separate flats on the lowest floor, believed to be the fifth, of the Coronation (Tower 7) residential building on Yau Cheung Road at about 6am. They were confirmed dead at the scene.

Local media reported that multiple stab wounds were found on the woman’s body. Meanwhile, blood, a ceramic knife — allegedly the weapon involved in the incident — and signs of a struggle were found in the couple’s rented apartment.

It was not immediately clear which floor they lived on, but as HK01 reports, the pair is believed likely to have fallen from higher than the 20th floor of the building.

The scene has been sealed off amid investigations. Police are treating the case as a murder-suicide.

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