Abby Choi: ex-husband and relatives charged with murder of Hong Kong model Abby Choi

Hong Kong (CNN) Four members of the same family charged in connection with the gruesome murder of Hong Kong model Abby Choi appeared in court on Monday after police said they believed they had found parts of her dismembered body, public broadcaster RTHK reported.

Choi’s ex-husband Alex Kwong, 28, his brother Anthony, 31, and their father, Kwong Kau, 65, are charged with murder. Alex Kwong’s mother, Jenny Li, 63, is charged with perverting the course of justice, RTHK reported.

All four were denied bail, the Kowloon City Magistrates’ Court ruled Monday, according to RTHK. They have yet to file a plea.

On Sunday, investigators identified a skull, several ribs and hair, believed to be Choi’s remains, in a large stainless steel soup pot, police said. Other body parts, including Choi’s torso and hands, remain missing.

It follows a police investigation that began Wednesday after 28-year-old Choi was reported missing. Parts of her body were found two days later in a house in the city’s Tai Po district, police said. A meat cutter, an electric saw and some clothing were also found at the home, police said.

Choi’s ex-husband was arrested Saturday at a ferry pier on one of the city’s remote islands, police said. His brother and parents were arrested on Friday.

A fifth suspect, a 47-year-old woman, was arrested on Sunday in connection with the case, police said.

Choi, a model and social media influencer with more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, recently appeared as the digital cover model for luxury magazine L’Officiel Monaco and attended Paris Fashion Week this year.

The case gripped the city over the weekend as gruesome details of the investigation dominated local media headlines and thousands of people expressed their condolences on Choi’s social media accounts.

The court adjourned the case until May 8 to allow further police investigation, RTHK reported.

CNN’s Wayne Chang, Jake Kwon, and Tara Subramaniam contributed to this report.

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