Hong Kong police this morning charged a 29-year-old British man who was arrested on Saturday in connection with the grisly murder of two women in Wan Chai.
Police said in a statement on Saturday that a foreign man had been detained that day when two women were found dead inside of an apartment in the central nightlife district.
The suspect has been identified as Rurik George Canton Jutting, an employee of Bank of America Merril Lynch and a Cambridge University graduate. Police arrested him after receiving a report by a 29-year-old foreign man at 3:42 a.m.
The women, described as sex workers by local media, were discovered in a flat on the 31st floor. The body of one was decomposed and stuffed inside a large suitcase left on the balcony. She was nearly decapitated, with her hands and legs bound with rope. Police believe that she’d been dead for a number of days, as maggots were found on the corpse, according to SCMP.
The woman’s passport was found at the scene. She was 25 years old and came from Indonesia.
The other victim was found lying naked in the living room with her throat cut. She’d also been stabbed several times, and a knife was found at the scene. She was believed to be 25 to 30 years old and was identified as being from the Philippines.
CCTV footage showed the suspect coming back to the flat with the latter woman around midnight on Friday.
An undisclosed amount of cocaine was also found at the crime scene, a source told SCMP. Police are now investigating whether the suspect was under the influence of drugs at the time of the murder.
A co-worker of the suspect told The Telegraph that he’d vanished from his workplace around a week ago. SCMP reported that he had recently resigned from his job.
[Images via The Daily Mail]