Chinese couple charged with killing South Korean influencer in Cambodia


A Chinese couple have been charged with the murder of South Korean influencer BJ Ahyeong after her body was found on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Arrest and charges: Lai Wenshao, 30, and Cai Huijuan, 39, were stopped last week and charged on Tuesday by a Cambodian court with “murder accompanied by torture”. If found guilty, the couple faces life imprisonment.

Claim of the couple: The couple, who run a beauty clinic in the city, told police that BJ Ahyeong, real name Byun Ah-Yeong, 33, had seizures and died while receiving treatment at their clinic on June 4. They claimed to have abandoned the woman’s body, which prosecutors denied.

The victim’s body was reportedly found by residents wrapped in a red cloth and thrown into a pit.

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Investigation: On Tuesday, South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Lim Soo-suk noted that local authorities were investigating the incident.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is providing necessary consular assistance to the bereaved family in a timely manner,” Lim said. said.

About Ah-Yeong: The 33-year-old was an influencer for AfreecaTV, a South Korean video streaming service. Known as BJ (Broadcast Jockey) Ahyeong, Byun had over 260,000 followers on Instagram.

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In March she announcement her retirement from her influencer persona to “live like a normal person for now.”

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