Banker Arrested in 'American Psycho' Slayings
British National Rurik Jutting arrested in deaths of 2 women
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 2, 2014 4:00 PM CST
In this Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 photo, police officers investigate inside the rooms of a foreign man's apartment in Hong Kong's Wan Chai nightlife and red light district.   (Uncredited)
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(Newser) – Hong Kong police say they have arrested a foreign man suspected of killing two women, including one whose body was found inside a suitcase on the balcony of the man's upscale apartment. Police say the 29-year-old-man asked them to investigate the case early yesterday at the apartment in Hong Kong's Wan Chai nightlife and red light district. Hong Kong news reports and Britain's Foreign Office say the man was a British national; the Telegraph identifies him as Rurik Jutting, 29, a graduate of history and law at Cambridge University. According to a police statement, officers rushed to Jutting's apartment, where they found an unconscious woman, aged 25-30, with cuts to her neck and buttock. The Telegraph calls the deaths "horrific American Psycho-style killings."

The unconscious woman was pronounced dead at the scene. While investigating, police found a suitcase on the balcony containing the body of a dead woman who had sustained neck injuries, the statement says. Police say they seized a knife at the apartment, located in Hong Kong's upscale J Residence building, a 40-story apartment tower. Jutting is being detained while police investigate. Hong Kong, one of Asia's biggest financial hubs, is home to many foreign residents who work as bankers, lawyers, accountants, and teachers. The case is the most high profile involving an expatriate in Hong Kong since the 2003 "Milkshake Murder" case, in which American expatriate housewife Nancy Kissel was convicted of bludgeoning her high-flying banker husband to death after giving him a strawberry milkshake laced with a sedative. Click to read about the creepy auto-reply tied to Jutting's email account.