Bizarre murder riddle at Chinese restaurant

BLOODY INTERIOR: The Jade Gardens restaurant where a suspected murder took place.  Picture: EUGENE COETZEE
BLOODY INTERIOR: The Jade Gardens restaurant where a suspected murder took place. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE

A CHINESE court interpreter is believed to have suffered a horrible fate at a Port Elizabeth beachfront restaurant, with chilling CCTV footage showing a body being carted off the premises.

Police are investigating the bizarre disappearance of Zhi Duan Huang, 37, who has not been seen since Sunday night.

It is suspected Huang was killed inside the Chinese restaurant at the popular Dolphins Leap entertainment complex in Humewood during a late night party.

Blood was discovered all over the floor and walls of the plush eatery when the manager and employees opened up on Monday.

A sword with suspected human hair and blood on it has also been discovered in the restaurant’s delivery bakkie which was found abandoned in nearby Forest Hill.

The owner, 42, of the Jade Gardens restaurant in the Beach Road complex and a male friend, 36, were arrested yesterday in connection with the alleged murder. The restaurant manager, who lives in a room inside the restaurant, is on the run.

By late yesterday, Huang’s body had still not been located by a team of detectives who have been working on the case since Monday night. – Gareth Wilson

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