Grisly murders in Hong Kong

Government workers remove the body of a female found dead at a residential flat at Hong Kong's Wanchai district on Nov 1, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Government workers remove the body of a female found dead at a residential flat at Hong Kong's Wanchai district on Nov 1, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

THE murder of two Asian women in Hong Kong, one of whom was stuffed inside a suitcase in an apartment in upmarket Wanchai district, has gripped the city. Here's a look at other grisly murders in Hong Kong:

The Hello Kitty murder, 1999

Three Hong Kong gangsters kidnapped a nightclub hostess and tortured her in an apartment in Tsim Sha Tsui for a month by beating her with steel bars and pouring hot plastic on her limbs. After the victim died, the gangsters disposed of her body by dismembering it and boiling the pieces. They stuffed her head inside a giant Hello Kitty doll - hence the name of the case.

The Jars Murderer or The Butcher, 1982

Taxi driver Lam Kor-wan's modus operandi was to pick up female passengers and strangle them with electrical wire. It was in this manner that he killed four victims aged between 17 and 31.

He then took the bodies to his apartment, mutilated them with an electric saw and stored their sexual organs in jars with formaldehyde, earning him the monikers "the Jars Murderer" or "the Butcher".

He was also a keen photographer and frequently took pictures and videos of his victims.

Slaying the Parents, 2013

A 30-year-old man, together with his friend, murdered his 60-year-old parents. The two men dismembered the bodies before chopping them up, salting them and cooking them . Police found the organs and heads of the old couple, hidden in two refrigerators.

During the trial, two jurors opted out of the case, claiming that they could no longer stand the gruesome details.

Kornhill Kitchen Murder, 1988

A woman killed her husband in the kitchen of their home in Kornhill. She cut up his body with an electric saw, boiled the parts and then threw them at a rubbish dump.