Ex-husband of dismembered model Abby Choi arrested at pier in Hong Kong trying to 'abscond,' police say

Abby Choi arrives at the Elie Saab Spring Summer 2023 Haute Couture show in Paris, France, on January 25, 2023.

Hong Kong (CNN)Police in Hong Kong say they have arrested the ex-husband of model and influencer Abby Choi, following the discovery of parts of her dismembered body at a rental unit in the north of the city.

Choi, 28, was reported missing on Wednesday, and pieces of her body were found on Friday along with a meat slicer, an electric saw, and some clothing at the unit in the Tai Po district on Friday afternoon, according to police.
Police superintendent Alan Chung said at a press conference on Saturday that the model's ex-husband had been arrested while trying to flee at a pier in Tung Chung, on one of the city's outlying islands, Lantau, and taken into custody.
    Superintendent Chung said police believed he had intended to abscond via water transport at the time of arrest.
      The ex-husband, along with his brother and his parents -- who were arrested on Friday -- are being held for questioning while police continue the search for Choi's remaining body parts, Chung said.
      Choi was reported missing on Wednesday, having not been seen since the day before.
      Police said the investigation, including into the cause of death, was continuing.
        More than 100 police personnel were sent to search the Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery on Saturday, including a diving team who were deployed to the nearby catchwater.
        Abby Choi arrives at the Zuhair Murad Spring Summer 2023 Haute Couture show at Hotel Potocki in Paris, France, in January 2023.