By Beth Main
After a doctor was found dead in a hotel in Shenzhen on Boxing Day, police are looking for a man caught on CCTV leaving the hotel room. Police believe he may be in Hong Kong.
The doctor has been identified as Colette Tsang Shi-lok, 37, a consultant ophthalmologist based at Tuen Mun Hospital. She was discovered dead by a male friend on December 26, two days later Shenzhen police reached out to Hong Kong police to aid them in the search for the suspect.
Police suspect the doctor was the victim of a ‘crime of passion’ after going through her telephone and message records. They also believe the suspect may have been hired by others to carry out the killing.
Tsang reportedly had bruises on her neck but there was no sign of sexual assault. Robbery has been ruled out as her handbag and credit cards were left in the room although her mobile phone and camera are missing.
She had spent Christmas Eve with her boyfriend, a 40-year-old associate professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong surnamed Huang, at the East Coast’s Blue Club in Dameisha, Shenzhen. They had separate rooms at the hotel.
Having previously worked in Tuen Mun Hospital, North District Hospital, United Christian Hospital, Tseung Kwan O Hospital and as an ophthalmology professor at HKU, she returned to Tuen Mun in May 2011.
Her body has now been returned to Hong Kong.