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Couple Accused of Dismembering Elderly Asian Father in San Francisco

    Images of a couple suspected of murdering a 73-year-old man in San Francisco has been released by the Loudoun County Sheriff in Virginia on Thursday.

    Stephanie Ching, 35, and her partner Douglas Lomas, 44, were arrested after landing in Beijing last week, according to the Associated Press.

    They were both flown to a federal detention center in Virginia with the help of U.S. Homeland Security Investigations officials.

    The suspects were then immediately arrested and booked for homicide in connection with the murder of Benedict Ching, who has been reported by local station 5 KPIX to be Stephanie’s own father.

     

    Police reports indicate that officers went to Benedict’s house on Del Monte Street on May 20 when he failed to show up for work. Authorities discovered the hacked-up body of the victim inside a freezer.

    Investigators believe the suspects fled to China after killing the victim. The sheriff’s spokesman revealed that Ching waived extradition and that Lomas’ hearing is scheduled for Friday at 11:15 a.m. EST, KTVU reports.

    The authorities have yet to disclose the pair’s motive behind the heinous crime.

    According to the victim’s neighbors, Benedict Ching had reportedly been living alone in the small home until a few months ago, when Douglas and Stephanie moved into the house with their two children.

    Featured Image via Loudon County Sheriff

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