TAWAU, Malaysia - The pain was too much for the family of the Taiwanese couple at the Pom Pom Island Resort as they wept inconsolably upon seeing the body of Hsu Li Min.
Richard Chang, brother of the abducted 58-year-old Chang An Wei, was in tears after seeing the body of his brother-in-law, 57-year-old Hsu at the Tawau mortuary Tuesday.
Richard had flown in from Taipei with Hsu's brother, Li Ren, and their two nephews.
All of them looked solemn and were dressed in black suits and their eyes welled with tears upon reaching the mortuary.
Later at a hotel lobby, Richard who had his hair tied up in a ponytail and was wearing sunglasses, said he still had not received any information on the whereabouts of his sister.
However, he was hopeful that he would see her again.
"We believe she's still alive. Most of the information we have is from the media. We were not officially updated on this case," he said calmly.
Richard said they did not want to say too much as they did not want to jeopardise her safety.
"I don't want to be misinterpreted," he explained.
Hsu was shot dead by Abu Sayyaf-linked gunmen who abducted Chang from the resort on Friday.
Richard also said his sister was suffering from some health problems including diabetes.
He also thanked all the parties who had helped him so far.
Accompanied by Taiwanese Foreign Ministry officials and the police, they arrived in Kota Kinabalu International Airport from Taipei at 11.30am.