Choi had financial disputes involving tens of millions of Hong Kong dollars with her ex-husband and his family, police said earlier, adding that «some people» were not happy with the way Choi handled her financial assets.

Choi’s friend, Bernard Cheng, said he had four children: two boys, ages 10 and 3, and two daughters, ages 8 and 6. Kwong, 28, was the father of the two oldest and her current husband, Chris Tam, was the father of the youngest children.

Tam said he was very grateful to have Choi in his life and praised her for her support, his friend Pao Jo-yee said in a Facebook post.

“When Abby was alive, she was a very kind person and always wanted to help people,” he said in the post. «I feel like anyone who has had the opportunity to be her family or her friend is blessed.»

Pao, who is married to Cheng, told The Associated Press that she has known Choi for more than seven years.

“She was the type of person who wouldn’t have enemies,” he said.

Cheng said that Choi had very good relations with her family and would travel with her current and former husbands’ families together. Choi’s current father-in-law is one of the founders of a famous Hong Kong chain of Yunnan rice noodle shops, local newspaper The Standard reported.

Choi’s gruesome murder has affected many in Hong Kong and across the border to mainland China, as the southern Chinese autonomous city is considered safe with a very low level of violent crime.

His case is one of the most shocking murders seen in Hong Kong since 2013, when a man killed his parents and their heads were later found in refrigerators. In another famous case from 1999, a woman was kidnapped and tortured by three members of an organized crime group before her death. She later found her skull stuffed into a Hello Kitty doll.

The hearing in the murder case was adjourned until May.