Chinese mafia linked to family's slaying

2012-09-18 08:17
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Bloemfontein - The town of Warden is buzzing after the brutal murder of a Chinese couple and their baby daughter.

The bodies of Long Liang Chen, 31, Li-peng, 24, and Xiao-nan, 16 months, were found in their shop, Konka Store. They had been slashed to death with panga, reported Volksblad.

The couple’s 3-year-old boy survived the tragedy and was found crying hysterically on the bed next to his murdered sister.

Rumours that the Chinese mafia were involved in the murders abounded as the Chens apparently had become rich very quickly, driving smart cars after arriving in town only a few years ago.

Chen’s sister Helen said on Monday that they didn’t know who was behind the murders, but said they did not suspect the mafia of being involved.

The couple lived in their shop in the main road and had been well-known in town.

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