Man charged with murder of British woman in Hong Kong

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Janet Gilson was found dead at a flat on Lamma Island

A man has been charged with the murder of a 64-year old British woman in Hong Kong. Janet Gilson's body was found dead in a flat on Lamma Island on Saturday. She had been in Hong Kong since March 6th and was staying with her niece. It is believed the man who has been charged with her murder was the estranged husband of her niece.

Police in Hong Kong would not confirm the identity of the suspect but have said the he was an "expatriate". Gilson's niece Julia Fareed told the South China Morning Post that the man police are questioning is her estranged husband who is originally from the Maldives. An official cause of death has not been released but it has been reported that Gilson did receive head injuries.

Gilson was a worker for the Salvation Army. Regional director for the Salvation Army Major Carol Bailey paid tribute to Gilson, saying, "She was a deeply spiritual woman and was highly respected and loved by all those with whom she came into contact."