Chinese-Malaysian woman's dismembered body found in Taiwan; manhunt underway for suspect

Taiwanese police are searching for a suspect in the gruesome murder of a Chinese-Malaysian woman whose dismembered body turned up Saturday in northern Taiwan, according to reports.

The Taipei Police Department received a report on Jan. 6 regarding the disappearance of the 26-year-old woman named Teng, Taiwan News reported.

Police searched the woman’s unoccupied apartment in the Wanhua District of Taipei.

Surveillance from a convenience store showing a suspect in the disappearance and murder of a Chinese-Malaysian woman.

Surveillance from a convenience store showing a suspect in the disappearance and murder of a Chinese-Malaysian woman. (Taipei Police Department)

Officers reportedly identified Teng’s neighbor, 45-year-old Lin Guo-Ping, as a suspect.

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Police tracked Lin’s movements, which led them to a wooded area of Keelung – about 15 miles northeast of Taipei – where they found Teng’s remains, Taiwan News reported.

Local media reported that the officers found the body dismembered, wrapped in cotton quilts and placed inside two cardboard boxes.

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Taipei police told reporters Sunday that Lin was a prime suspect in the case and has gone into hiding, Focus Taiwan reported.

They said he likely was hiding somewhere in New Taipei City, Taipei City or Keelung.