Hong Kong police investigating after badly decomposed bodies of mother and daughter found in Tuen Mun flat

Clifford Lo

Hong Kong police are investigating after the bodies of two women were found in a Tuen Mun flat on Wednesday.

According to police, the mother, surnamed Lo, was 61 years old and her daughter, surnamed Sen, was 31 years old.

A police spokesman said initial investigation found nothing suspicious and an autopsy would be carried out to establish the cause of their deaths.

The pair, who paid two years’ rent in advance and moved into the flat in mid-2017, had been dead for a long time, a police source said.

Officers were called to the Eldo Court flat on Tuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Road after the landlady called them at 12.37pm. She had been trying to contact her tenants for the past few months, without success, police said.

“The bodies had been badly decomposed and initial examination showed the pair had been dead for a long time,” the source said.

A police spokesman said initial investigation found nothing suspicious and an autopsy would be carried out to establish the cause of their deaths. Photo: Warton Li

He said a knife was found inside the bedroom, but it was not known whether it was linked to the deaths.

There were other family tragedies in the city earlier this year.

On February 27, a 54-year-old man and his 56-year-old wife were found dead at their home in Yuen Long. Police found burnt charcoal was found at the scene.

In a separate murder-suicide case two days earlier, a couple killed themselves and their seven-year-old son by burning charcoal in their flat in Western district. Police said the man, 42, and his wife, 40, were in financial trouble.

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