Headless body found in Hong Kong harbour: Reports

Headless body found in Hong Kong harbour: Reports
Victoria Harbour
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Hong Kong - The headless body of a woman dressed in black underwear and a single sock was found floating in Hong Kong's famed Victoria Harbour Tuesday, according to local media.

The corpse, which was also missing its right hand, was spotted by a boat passenger in the afternoon, multiple reports said.

"At first I thought it was a doll... then I saw that the head and right hand were missing. At that point I realised that it was a corpse," an eyewitness told Apple Daily newspaper.

Police confirmed they had found a woman's body but gave no details of its condition.

"Somebody reported there was something floating and when police arrived they fished out a female corpse," a police spokeswoman told AFP, adding the body was found off the city's Kennedy Town district.

Media reports said the woman was aged between 30-40.

"Initial examination showed the body had not started decomposing. It's possible the body had been in the water for less than 24 hours," a police source told the South China Morning Post.

The woman was of Asian descent and possibly Chinese, the source told the Post.

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