Murdered female yoga instructor captured on CCTV leaving apartment in Sham Shui Po hand in hand with ex-boyfriend

Seaside Sonata in Sham Shui Po

1st July 2022 – (Hong Kong) The 23-year-old female yoga instructor Aqua Chow Wai-yin was murdered in the room at Ritz Carlton yesterday and the police arrested the ex-boyfriend Alex Lo (28). It is understood that at about 1pm yesterday afternoon (30th), Chow’s mother accompanied by her friend went to the Wong Tai Sin Police Station to report that her daughter lost contact after 4pm on 29th June.

The deceased was scheduled to take a flight to the United States for further studies in the early morning of the same day, but did not board the plane. Since the deceased suffered from an emotional disorder before her death, the police attached great importance to the case and classified the case as a “high-risk missing person” case.

The police immediately arranged for personnel to conduct inquiries and investigations around the deceased’s residence at Seaside Sonata in Sham Shui Po, hoping to find witnesses to provide clues. By 2pm, the police arrived at her ex-boyfriend’s residence to investigate. At that time, Lo claimed that he did not know Chow’s whereabouts. About an hour later, the police checked the CCTV footage of the deceased’s building and found that at about 4pm on 29th June, Lo entered the Chow’s apartment on his own, and left the residence together with Chow a few minutes later. The two were spotted holding hands in the elevator.

Lo was spotted entering the lobby of Chow’s apartment in Sham Shui Po.
The two were captured on CCTV footage leaving Chow’s apartment together.

The case was handed over to the Kowloon East Regional Missing Persons Investigation Unit for continued investigation. A few hours later on the same day, at about 8pm, the ex-boyfriend, accompanied by his lawyer, surrendered himself at the Wong Tai Sin Police Station, claiming to assist in the investigation of a missing persons case, but refused to provide any information. At 10pm yesterday, the deceased was found dead by the police in Ritz Carlton hotel room Yau Ma Tei. It is estimated that Chow and her ex-boyfriend left the apartment on the same day and she was killed at night.

Lo was suspected to have owed debts and leads a lavish lifestyle.