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Cut-throat case suspect confesses girlfriend's murder

Criminal admits to quarrels with the victim over a loan and slicing her throat by accident

Cut-throat case suspect confesses girlfriend's murder

The suspect for the female cut-throat case found in Beitou last month, turned himself in to the police yesterday morning. The suspect told the police that the motive for the killing was due to a NT$40,000 loan and a verbal dispute.
The suspect, surnamed Liu, aged 26, married, was the police's prime suspect for the cut-throat case. The victim, also surnamed Liu, aged 31, was said to have had a relationship with the suspect since 18 months ago. The police said Liu admitted that he was responsible for the killing.
The suspect said the victim owed him NT$40,000, and they had a verbal dispute over the loan and as well as the victim's multiple relationships with other men. The suspect said during the verbal row the victim held a utility knife to protect herself, and the suspect snatched the knife away from the victim's hand and waved the knife toward the victim and accidentally sliced the victim's throat.
The police in early June had already listed Liu as the prime suspect and attempted to track him down.
The victim's body was found last Friday naked and wrapped up in hotel bed sheets in a rice field in Beitou, Taipei City. The police then determined the victim had been dead for about a week.
After reviewing the records of missing persons, the police suspected the victim could be female Taoyuan citizen Liu Ru-hua. The victim's family had reported Liu's missing on May 30 after the victim failed to return home for two days.
The police on June 2 checked the victim's cell phone record and found her last communication record was with the suspect Liu. The police also reviewed the highway's security camera record, and found that the victim had driven her car on May 28 to a motel in Daci Township, Taoyuan County.
The police on May 28 also received a thievery report from the motel, which claimed that a customer had stolen the bed sheets and towels upon checking out of the motel.
The police later also found the victim's car parked in Tucheng City, Taipei County with blood stains inside the car.
A farmer first spotted the wrapped body on June 4 but misidentified it as a deserted mannequin.
However, the farmer on June 5 realized that what he thought to be a mannequin was in fact a dead body, and reported the finding to the police.


Updated : 2021-06-18 02:11 GMT+08:00