A blood-stained pink suitcase was found in the toilet of a rented apartment in HCM City on Saturday. — Photo vietnamnet.vn
HCM CITY — Police in HCM City on Saturday arrested a South Korean man who is suspected of murdering and dismembering his compatriot in a rented house in District 7.
Jeong In Cheol, 35, rented a house in the Him Lam Residential Area in Tân Hưng Ward to run a business. He abruptly cancelled the lease on the rented house some days ago.
On Friday evening, the landlord found a blood-stained pink suitcase left in the toilet on the second floor of the three-story house and reported it to the police.
Police found body parts of a man cut into pieces, wrapped in a black plastic bag and put in the pink suitcase.
Jeong In Cheol, the suspect. —VNA/VNS Photo
Two handsaws and a pair of shears were found at the site and suspected to have been used to chop up the body.
Jeong In Cheol confessed to the police that he killed his compatriot. He lost money from his business and owed a huge debt.
On Thursday evening, Jeong In Cheol invited the victim, also his friend, a 33-year-old man, to his rented house and plied him with beer, vietnamnet.vn reported.
Once his friend was drunk, Jeong In Cheol robbed gold and cash worth VNĐ200 million (US$8,700) and stole the victim’s car.
The case is under further investigation. — VNS