Identity of dismembered victim in Tainan confirmed; husband suspect
By Joy Lee ,The China PostPolice in Tainan yesterday announced that the victim in Tainan's dismemberment case has been confirmed as a Vietnamese woman surnamed Le after nearly three weeks of investigation.
October 2, 2013, 12:09 am TWN
According to the Tainan District Prosecutor Office, Le's husband, surnamed Feng, who is also from Vietnam, is currently a suspect in the case.
Tainan City Police Department's Guiren Precinct (台南市警察局歸仁分局) said that the victim, 28 years old, came to Tainan with her husband, 29 years old, this August, but she soon went missing.
Based on the initial investigation, prosecutors said that Le had a Taiwanese boyfriend, and the location where Le's arms and severed head were found was only a few hundred meters away from the factory where Feng has his part-time job.
The prosecutors said that Le's husband lives in the factory and he was brought in for questioning by the police as a suspect for this case.
Cheng An-chang, deputy chief of the Tainan City Police Department's Guiren Precinct, said that a Vietnamese friend of Le saw a drawing of the victim published by the police on Sept. 16 and went to the police station to identify the victim.
Cheng said that according to Le's friend, the victim's teeth were a 90-percent match to Le's, and after a DNA test was conducted, the police confirmed the woman's identity.
“Being able to confirm the victim's identity definitely helps with the investigation,” Cheng said, adding that “police cannot reveal other leads in this ongoing case.”
According to the police, a pet dog named “Chub Chubs” (胖胖) discovered the victim's arm on Sept. 11 while walking with its owner. On Sept. 13, police discovered the victim's severed head, which was wrapped in a white plastic bag within 50 meters from where the arms were found, again with the help of Chub Chubs.
Police said that the victim's body parts were discovered under a tree between a factory wall and an orchard located 500 meters from a bike trail. Le's other body parts have yet to be recovered.