Date
22 October 2018
The bodies of a 40-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were found inside a flat at Chatham Gate in Hong Hum on Wednesday. Photo: HKEJ/Internet
The bodies of a 40-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were found inside a flat at Chatham Gate in Hong Hum on Wednesday. Photo: HKEJ/Internet

Police probe deaths of man and woman at luxury flat in Hung Hom

Police are investigating the circumstances behind the deaths of a man and a woman after their bodies were found in a flat of a luxury private residential estate in Hung Hom on Wednesday afternoon.

The 40-year-old man was found with multiple stab wounds on his left wrist in the living room of the flat at Chatham Gate on Chatham Road North, while the woman, 34, was found with no visible injuries in the bedroom, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

The man was said to be a freelance writer and had a criminal record, while the woman reportedly had a history of mental illness.

At around 2 p.m., the man’s mother went to the flat after having failed to reach him for several days, and saw him dead on the floor of the living room. She proceeded to the bedroom where she saw a lifeless woman on the bed, with a knife beside her.

Police said the two could have been dead for several days because their bodies were starting to decompose.

The pair were probably in a relationship, police said, adding that they had no clothes from the waist down when their bodies were found.

Police said there were no signs of struggle or looting; all the windows and the gate to the flat were locked.

The Standard said police believe it could have been a murder and suicide, although they are not ruling out a double suicide.

The case has yet to be categorized pending the results of post-mortem examinations. Investigations are continuing.

Meanwhile, a Chatham Gate resident expressed concerns that the case might have a negative impact on the prices of flats at the estate, which opened in 2012.

One flat with a saleable area of 1,616 square feet in Block A of the estate was sold for HK$35 million on Friday last week.

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