10 Nov 2023

Ellerslie homicide: Wife's body found in a bush overnight

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 10 November 2023

A family's worst fears were confirmed this morning when the body of Mei Han Chong was found abandoned in bush in suburban Auckland.

Police commenced a desperate search for Ms Chong after her husband, Fuk-Fu Kwok, known as Joseph Kwok, was found dead in their Ellerslie home on Monday after a brutal stabbing.

It leaves the couple's child without a mother or father.

After trawling through hours of CCTV footage, police managed to identify a man they believe to be responsible for the killings, and arrested him in Hamilton late last night.

He appeared in Auckland District Court this afternoon facing two charges of murder.

Reporter Amy Williams and camera operator Marika Khabazi have the story.