A particularly grisly and disturbing murder has made headlines in Taiwan after a jealous boyfriend allegedly killed and dismembered his girlfriend, placing her body parts into trash bags and possibly eating her internal organs.
The 28-year-old boyfriend, Gary Chu, was an MMA fighter and boxing coach from New Taipei. He is believed to have murdered his 27-year-old girlfriend, Huang I-min, a National Taiwan University graduate, for lying to him about her virginity when they first met on Tinder, and after suspecting that she was cheating on him with other men that she met through the dating app.
After killing Huang, Chu is said to have chopped up her body, depositing her body parts in eight different bags which he then buried in a nearby garden.
However, in inspecting the contents of these bags, investigators have found all of Huang’s body parts, apart from her internal organs. Considering the savage nature of the murder, a mortician working on the case, surnamed Weng, has speculated that Chu may well have eaten Huang’s innards, Taiwan News reports via Apple Daily.
This theory has yet to be confirmed and investigators are still searching for the woman’s internal organs, speculating that he may have instead flushed them down the toilet. If they are not found, then Chu’s autopsy report will be checked to see if evidence of Huang’s organs was found inside his stomach.
Chu and Huang had only known each other for just two months, meeting through Tinder. Huang was last seen alive on May 20th, eating lunch with Chu.
After she had been out of contact for a week, Huang’s brother publicly pointed his finger at Chu last Saturday, saying that he believed Chu was holding his sister against her will. Chu responded to this allegation on Facebook by claiming that Huang was, in fact, with him, but denied that she was being held against her will.
Much the opposite, Chu claimed that he had never been violent towards Huang and that it was actually she who wanted to keep their relationship going after he had wanted to break up with her. Chu said that when they first met on Tinder Huang had deceived him into thinking that she was a virgin. He also accused her of continuing to use the app to hook up with other men while they were dating.
Huang concluded his post by saying that he felt sad, deceived, and betrayed, noting ominously that “in the end” she had not changed her ways and continued to chat online with other men, including foreigners.
Afterward, Huang went to the police. They raided Chu’s residence but found no one home and Chu’s family said that they hadn’t been able to contact him for some days. Police checked the surveillance cameras inside his apartment building, finding that on May 20th, Huang climbed up the stairs to Chu’s flat. Then, at 1 am on May 22nd, Chu left his flat carrying seven trash bags which he proceeded to bury outside in a nearby flower garden.
On May 27th, police announced that they had dug up the seven trash bags, finding inside Huang’s remains. Later, an eighth bag was discovered nearby, containing her left thigh.
By the early morning of May 28th, Chu’s body was found as well, hanging by the neck from a tree. Hanging alongside the body was bag of items including a suicide note which included the message “she wronged me.”
After the lurid details of the shocking case went viral in Taiwan, Chu’s ex-wife stepped forward with photos of the injuries that she said Chu had given to her, claiming that her former husband has been abusive and had kept her locked up against her will.