The body of glamorous South Korean influencer BJ Ahyeong, 33, is found dumped in a well weeks after she gave up her social media career as a Chinese couple stands accused of murder and torture.
- Couple runs a clinic and was arrested after her abandoned body was discovered
- BJ Ahyeong was an influencer for AfreecaTV, a South Korean streaming service
- South Korean media say her real name was 33-year-old Byun Ah-yeong.
A glamorous South Korean influencer has been found dead and dumped down a well in Cambodia weeks after she gave up her social media career.
The body of BJ Ahyeong, a K-pop DJ with 500,000 followers, was discovered covered in bruises and wrapped in a red carpet in a ditch in the country’s Kandal province on June 6. The police say that she looks like she has a broken neck.
Cambodian police have since arrested and charged a Chinese couple with “murder accompanied by torture” after the 33-year-old man was last seen alive at the medical clinic they run.
Lai Wenshao, 30, and his girlfriend Cai Huijuan, 39, testified to police that they left the woman’s body after she went into seizures and died while receiving treatment at their clinic on June 4, according to reports. They face life in prison if convicted of the charge.
BJ Ahyeong was an influencer for AfreecaTV, a South Korean video streaming service, with hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram.
BJ Ahyeong was an influencer for AfreecaTV, a South Korean video streaming service.
Lai Wenshao and his girlfriend Cai Huijuan, above, have been charged with murder and torture.
The body of the South Korean was discovered dumped in a well on the outskirts of Phnom Penh
According to the South Korean media, his real name was Byun Ah-yeong. He posted on social media in March that he was giving up his influencer persona and that he was going to “live like a normal person for now.”
On Tuesday, Lim Soo-suk, a spokesman for South Korea’s foreign ministry, said local authorities were investigating the “unfortunate incident.”
“The Foreign Ministry is providing the necessary consular assistance to the bereaved family in a timely manner,” it added.
Police traced his last steps and questioned the Chinese couple who ran the salon.
They claimed that Ms. Ah-yeong died at her clinic on June 4, shortly before 6:00 pm, when she had a seizure while being administered a drop of Sheng Li Yan Shui-branded saline solution.
They allegedly panicked and wrapped her in a red carpet, tied her up and stuffed her in the trunk of a Toyota Prius before driving more than 50 miles to dump the body in the neighboring region.
Despite the alleged confession, officers said they are continuing to collect evidence and build a case before the couple is sent to court.
The Kandal Stung district police said in a statement: “In cooperation with the criminal force of the Kandal Provincial Commissioner and the Provincial Armed Forces, we are conducting an investigation into this brutal murder case, and we are looking for witnesses who may have seen something”. strangers in the area or vehicle for transporting the body.’
Beauty-obsessed Ms. Ah-yeong reportedly visited Cambodia with a friend for a vacation, but it was discovered that she had checked into the couple’s clinic.
When locals found her decomposing body dumped in the sewers and wrapped in cloth, Cambodian police initially thought she was from China and had been sex-trafficked or held hostage, a common crime among communist Chinese.
However, the victim was identified as a BJ (broadcast jockey) from South Korea who had arrived as a tourist.
His body appeared to have been brutalized and beaten, covered in bruises, but authorities are still awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination to determine the cause of death.
The officers said they are investigating whether Ms. Ah-yeong suffered the injuries before she died or whether the bones were broken and bruised when she disposed of the body.
The Chinese couple have been taken into custody while investigations are ongoing.
Kandal Stung District Police said: “The South Korean Embassy has been informed and the victim’s family has been contacted. They will provide additional information through diplomatic channels to assist in the police investigation.
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