January 19, 2007
Chinese man’s body parts found in mail


A man and woman have been detained in China on suspicion of murdering a man and posting his body parts to three different cities.

Last week police in Qingdao city opened a package which was dripping blood, and found it contained a human torso, the China Daily said.{{more}}

A few days later, a head and arms were reportedly found in parcels sent to Beijing and Jiangyin.

“The case is thought to involve a murder for love,” the newspaper said.

The man and a woman were caught on closed-circuit television, mailing the three boxes from a Guangzhou shipping company.

The packages were reportedly labelled as medicine and machine fittings.