Hong Kong, 3 Nov, 2014Â :A British banker is facing murder charges in Hong Kong over the killing of two women in an upscale apartment in the city’s central district of Wan Chai — where one of the victims was discovered stuffed inside a suitcase on the apartment balcony.
The suspect, a 29-year-old man identified as Rurik Jutting, appeared before a magistrates’ court in Hong Kong on Monday facing two charges of murder.
Wearing black-rimmed glasses, a black t-shirt, and dark jeans, he was not handcuffed and responded “I do” when asked by the court clerk if he understood the charges against him. He didn’t enter a plea.
Authorities said they were called to the highrise apartment in the popular nightlife district of Wan Chai early Saturday morning by the suspect.
They first discovered a woman lying inside the residence, identified by local media as a disc jockey at a neighborhood pub who is 25 to 30 years old. She had visible cuts on her body and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a police statement.
Officers then discovered the body of another woman, with wounds on her neck, stuffed inside a suitcase on the apartment’s balcony.
The second victim was identified as Sumarti Ningsih, according to court documents, which said she had been killed on October 27. Sumarti was a 25-year-old Indonesian woman who entered Hong Kong last month on a tourist visa, according to a report in the South China Morning Post.
The other woman wasn’t identified. Court documents said she’d been killed on Saturday.
When they arrived at the apartment, police discovered a gruesome scene with the residence covered in blood, the newspaper reported. One of the victims was found with “her throat slashed.”
Police said they arrested the suspect after finding a knife at the scene.
Court documents gave his occupation as a “banker” for Bank of America in Hong Kong.
Paul Scanlon, a spokesman for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, said that a person named Rurik Jutting had worked there but left the bank recently. He declined to comment further on the case.
Source CNN News