Dead naked woman fuels To Kwa Wan fears

Top News | Cindy Wan 26 Apr 2019

A naked woman was found dead with suspicious injuries in the open yard of the first floor of a To Kwa Wan building which houses a restaurant that is under renovation.

Workers found the body beside a water tower at Honour Building on To Kwa Wan Road around 10am yesterday.

The injuries on the woman included a one-inch long wound at the back of her head and bruising on the body. The corpse was slightly bloated and stained with dirt.

It is understood the woman was in her 50s and a resident of Honour Building.

An investigation by the Regional Crime Unit of Kowloon West is under way, with officers probing whether foul play was involved. The Criminal Investigation Department and Tactical Unit were also at the scene to assist with the investigation.

Officers found some clothes which they believe belonged to the woman and an identity card, which they later confirmed belonged to a waitress who had lost her wallet.

They checked CCTV footage around the building. The dead woman's identity had not been revealed last night.

Police and government laboratory officers wrapped her hands to protect evidence before transporting the body from the building.

The woman was found above a Chinese restaurant that used to serve local diners in To Kwa Wan before it closed in February and was sold to a new owner.

The new owner, reportedly a woman who became wealthy operating in the tourist industry, is having the restaurant renovated to cater to mainland tour groups.

The restaurant has been renamed and will open on May 6.

Locals have been complaining about problems that have arisen due to the influx of mainland tourists, who are brought to the district by tour agencies to dine and shop for souvenirs.

The new owner of the restaurant is reportedly operating several eateries, confectionery, cosmetic and souvenir shops in To Kwa Wan to cater to mainland tourists.

Residents launched a signature campaign to urge the property owner not to sell the shop to her, saying the nuisance brought by mainland tourists would affect their lives.

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