22 February 2019
The suspected murder-suicide case happened at The Coronation, a luxury development in Yau Ma Tei, on Monday. Photo: Internet
The suspected murder-suicide case happened at The Coronation, a luxury development in Yau Ma Tei, on Monday. Photo: Internet

Couple found dead in suspected murder-suicide in Yau Ma Tei

Police are investigating a suspected murder-suicide case involving a man and his wife who were found dead after falling from their luxury apartment in Yau Ma Tei in the early hours of Monday, Apple Daily reports.

The bodies of Chow Wai-fai, 30, and his wife Fong Yin-ting, 29, were found on the patios of fifth-floor flats at The Coronation at 1 Yau Cheung Road, apparently having plunged from the couple’s rented unit on the 28th floor.

Fong’s body had knife wounds to the neck, back and arms.

Chief Inspector Lam Chi-yuen of the Yau Tsim District Crime Squad said investigators have yet to confirm whether the knife wounds or the fall was the cause of Fong’s death, but ruled out the possibility of a third party as the door to the flat was locked from the inside.

The couple, both civil servants, were married only two years ago after dating for eight years since they met at a part-time job during their university days.

Chow was senior foreman at the Eastern District Food and Environmental Hygiene Department while Fong was an information officer at the Information Services Department.

Friends and family members said Chow had moved out of their flat last Friday after his wife accused him of having an extramarital affair.

He had been staying at a hotel on Sa Po Road in Kowloon City, and the families of both parties had been notified of their separation.

Fong had told her friends that she suspected Chow of having an affair after checking on his phone and had even wanted to hire a private Investigator to gather more evidence, reported.

Chow is said to have been seeing a university student whom he had met via Instagram.

Fong had reportedly told her family that she was thinking of seeking a divorce.

At around 4 a.m. on Monday, Chow took a taxi to their apartment in Yau Ma Tei and an argument with his wife ensued, police said. 

Chow then must have stabbed his wife, threw her off the balcony, and committed suicide afterward.

Officers found a pool of blood and damaged furniture in the living room of the couple’s flat, and a trail of bloody footprints leading to the balcony.

They also found a washed six-inch ceramic knife in the sink, which is suspected to be the murder weapon. Another knife was found inside Chow’s backpack, but there were no notes inside.

Police were looking for the taxi driver who took Chow to The Coronation.

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and the Information Services Department have offered their condolences to the families of the couple.

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