Body of Missing S’porean Woman Found With Over 30 Stab Wounds; Another S’porean Man Arrested

The body of a missing Singaporean woman in Spain was found with more than 30 stab wounds.

According to Spanish media The Olive Press, the body of Ms Audrey Fang Dirou, a 39-year-old architect, was discovered some 150km away from her hotel – where she was said to be last seen alive.

Image: Facebook (Fang Dirou)

Her body was found in a lorry park at Abanilla municipality in the Murcia region by a man going to have breakfast at a restaurant.

Spanish media Cadena SER reported that although her body was found at 7am on 10 April, authorities could not identify the body until days later.

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The suspect – a Singaporean man – was detained on 16 April by the civil guard in Alicante province, and they later transferred him to their colleagues in Murcia.

Spanish media reported that he was staying in a hotel in Alicante, where he was arrested.

Image: Screenshot from Google Maps

The Court of Instruction number 3 of Cieza (Murcia) is overseeing the case. It is believed the suspect will face the judge within the next two days.

Ms Fang Went Missing About A Week Ago

Ms Fang had travelled alone to Xabia, Spain from Singapore on 4 April and was due to return on 12 April. This was not her first time travelling alone.

Strangely, Ms Fang did not share her flight and hotel details with the family, which she usually did.

What she did tell her family was that she might be meeting a friend in Spain, though the family did not know the person’s identity.

Her family last spoke to her on 9 April and she was last spotted on the hotel’s closed circuit television walking out of her hotel at around 8:45pm Spanish time that day with her personal belongings still in her hotel room.

Ms Fang was uncontactable since 10 April and her family lodged a report with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the following day.

On 12 April, her brother went to Changi Airport to receive her, only to find out she did not board her return flight.

He then made a police report on the same day.