Case 05—The Dismemberment of a Compensated-Dating Girl in Sham Shui Po: The Case of Ting Kai-Tai (2008; Hong Kong)

  • Heng Choon (Oliver) ChanEmail author


A 16-year-old girl, Wong Ka-Mui (王嘉梅), was reported missing by her family on Tuesday, April 29th, 2008. On Tuesday, May 6th, 2008, a police search of Wong’s telephone records led to a 24-year-old transport worker, Ting Kai-Tai (丁啟泰; aged 23 years at the time of offense), as the last person who had been in contact with Wong. This in turn led to a full investigation into Ting, who was revealed to have murdered Wong nine days earlier, on Sunday, April 27th, 2008, in his flat in Shek Kip Mei (石硤尾), after having sex with her. Ting chopped Wong into small pieces, sliced her flesh away from the bones, and flushed the pieces down the toilet along with her intestines. Wong’s bones were packed up and disposed of at the nearby Shek Kip Mei wet market, and her head was thrown into the sea at the Kowloon City Ferry Pier (九龍城碼頭). Ting was arrested on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 and later convicted of first-degree murder and unlawful burial of a human body. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for the former and to a four-year sentence for the latter. Both terms were ordered to run concurrently. This case is regarded as one of the few gruesome homicide cases in Hong Kong in recent years.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Teaching Laboratory for Forensics and Criminology, Department of Social and Behavioural SciencesCity University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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