British top tier bank employee arrested over Hong Kong's double murder
A 29-year-old British financier has been arrested on suspicion of murder after two women were found dead within the bloodied walls of his luxury apartment in Hong Kong, The Telegraph reported.
The suspect, who was taken in by authorities on Saturday (Nov 1), has not been named but was said by The South China Morning Post that he worked for a "top-tier global bank", specifically Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
The women were discovered in the 31st floor flat in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong.
After receiving a call from a 29-year-old foreign man at 3.42am on Saturday (Nov 1), police arrived at the scene and found one woman, aged between 25 to 30, with stab wounds to her neck and buttock.
She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body had been stabbed multiple times, and a knife was recovered from the scene.
The body of a second woman, who had neck injuries, was found inside a suitcase on the balcony, BBC reported.
Assistant district commander Wan Siu-hung said the woman whose body was found in the suitcase could have been dead "for quite some time".
The two women were said by local media to be sex workers of Asian origin.
The Telegraph wrote: "She was nearly decapitated and her hands and legs were bound with ropes. She was naked and wrapped in a towel before being stuffed into the luggage."
Sources: The Telegraph and BBC News