Police arrested three friends of a missing hiker on Monday after his body was found on a mountain trail in Lam Tin early in the morning, public broadcaster RTHK reports.
Police have reclassified the case as murder and was carrying out forensic examinations on Kwok’s body. The suspects were aged 21 to 27.
The victim was identified as Bosco Kwok, 20. His body was found on Black Hill, part of the Wilson Trail Section 3, at 8:24 a.m. after having gone missing for 29 hours, Apple Daily reported.
His body was discovered by members of a rescue team made up of police officers, firemen and members of the Civil Aid Service, who had been conducting a search overnight.
Kwok, described as a war games enthusiast, was last seen wearing camouflage clothing and a helmet and had a torch when he left home on Saturday night. It was believed he was going to a war game that night.
Bosco’s brother said that Kwok looked normal on Saturday night and he had even promised to join the family for a “yum-cha” session on Sunday morning.
Kwok, who had ten years of experience in playing war games, was living with his family in Tseung Kwan O. The family reported him missing at 1 p.m. on Sunday, hk01.com reported.
According to messages posted by war game groups online, Kwok left a war game at around 3:20 a.m. on Sunday. His last known location was the Haven of Hope Hospital in Tseung Kwan O.
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