Chinese woman confesses to murdering Taiwanese boyfriend

04/30/2014 10:27 PM

Taipei, April 30 (CNA) Police in Taichung said a woman from China has confessed to killing her Taiwanese boyfriend and then dismembering and burning his body after his sudden disappearance gained media attention.

Police said victim Lan Kun-yu and his alleged killer Huang Jingwen lived together at a building in Fengyuan District, Taichung in central Taiwan. Lan, the son of a lathe factory owner, was reported missing by his family on Sunday.

During questioning by police, Huang initially denied any knowledge about Lan's whereabouts.

Surveillance video showed that Lan had not left his home since April 27, but Huang was seen coming and going on several trips with large plastic bags and bandages over her fingers.

Police said Huang had recently bought a large knife and sleeping pills. She allegedly put 10 of the pills into Lan's bubble tea before killing him in his sleep and cutting his body into six pieces.

Huang remained emotionless during questioning, even as she admitted that the injuries to her fingers were sustained while killing Lan, police said. She broke down only upon seeing Lan's dismembered and charred remains being dug up in nearby Nantou County, police said.

(By Chen Shu-fen and Lilian Wu)


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