Date
11 December 2018
Police listed the case as suicide after finding the body of a woman in a water tank on the roof of a residential building in Ho Man Tin. Photo: HKEJ
Police listed the case as suicide after finding the body of a woman in a water tank on the roof of a residential building in Ho Man Tin. Photo: HKEJ

Female security guard found dead in suspected suicide

A woman’s body was found in a water tank on the roof of a residential building in Ho Man Tin on Monday, in what authorities believe was a case of suicide.

The dead was identified as a 47-year-old security guard who had been working in the same residential block and had gone missing the day before, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

According to the report, the woman began her shift at 7 am on Sunday before she told her colleagues two hours later that she did not feel well.

She was advised by her colleagues to take rest.

When she failed to show up in the afternoon and could not be found anywhere in the building and people lost contact with her, fellow workers at the apartment block notified her husband.

With the husband, too, not having any clue as to her whereabouts, a search was launched.

Unable to make any breakthrough, her colleagues checked CCTV footage early Monday. The staff found that the woman never left the building and had instead gone to the rooftop the previous morning.

Following that discovery, they conducted another search at the rooftop and alerted the police.

Police arrived at the scene soon afterwards and began inspection and search of the premises. Eventually, they found the missing person lying dead in a water tank on the roof.

A source revealed that police also found a knife in the tank, RTHK reported.

Officers are said to have found two suicide notes on her, with the messages suggesting that the woman had been unhappy with her work.

The police found nothing suspicious after initial investigations, pending an autopsy to confirm the cause of the death.

The case was listed as suicide.

EJ Insight supports efforts to help people deal with depression and related issues. Here is the 24-hour multilingual suicide prevention hotline of The Samaritans: +852 2896 0000 (or email [email protected]).

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