Remains of Missing Woman found Buried in Bags

Police in Banciao District, New Taipei City, found seven plastic bags containing body parts buried in the garden of a building complex while investigating a missing person’s case, it was widely reported in Taiwan’s media today.

A 27 year-old woman, named Huang, was reported missing by family members on May 26, after they failed to make contact with her for around one week. Ms Huang’s brother believed that she was being held against her will by her 28 year-old boyfriend named Zhu.

Police studied security monitor footage, and found that Huang was last seen entering the suspect’s residence on May 20. Huang was not seen again.

However, on the evening of May 22, Zhu was seen exiting his residence multiple times, carrying plastic bags which he buried in various locations in the flowerbeds surrounding the building.

Zhu lived in an apartment owned by his parents. Police yesterday called Zhu’s parents to open the apartment. However, nobody was found inside.

A total of seven bags were recovered by police last night, May 27. The bags contained the dismembered body of Ms Huang. Her head was shaved, and showed signs of blunt trauma injury.

At around 5:40am this morning, Zhu was found dead, hanging by the neck in the yard of an abandoned building in Hsinchuang District. A suicide note found in a bag at the scene said that Zhu had murdered Huang because she had deceived him.

According to United Daily News, Ms Huang’s brother had made an appeal on the Facebook group Breaking News Commune a few days ago, saying that his sister was being held against her will. The suspect, Zhu responded and denied the accusation. During the ensuing discussion, Zhu claimed that Huang was chatting with other men, including foreigners, behind his back, and that he felt betrayed.

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Ms Huang, 27, was a graduate of National Taiwan University, and had worked abroad in the USA.
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Zhu, 28, worked as a fitness coach.
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A hole from which a bag of body parts was recovered.
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