HK student found dead in Taiwan temple leaves behind warning against ‘spiritual world’
A female Hong Kong student was found dead by a janitor in the toilet of Lungshan Temple in Wanhua District, Taipei on Thursday afternoon. She also left a note warning against connecting with “people in the spiritual world.”
According to Taiwan media, the deceased student was a 19-year-old girl surnamed Chung. A janitor was cleaning the toilet in the basement around 2pm when she found one of the booths remained locked. The janitor then contacted security guards, and they together opened the door, only to find that the girl had collapsed inside the booth. They immediately filed a report to the police.
Paramedics rushed to the scene and pronounced the girl dead. After preliminary investigations, police officers revealed that the girl had not left the toilet since she entered the temple around 11am.
Officers found ID documents in her backpack and confirmed her identity. There was no sign of a fight or violence, and police have so far ruled out the possibility of murder.
Officers also discovered two notes left behind by the girl. One read: “Sorry to trouble you to clean up the mess I left behind.” The other read: “Please forgive me. Do not easily connect with people in the spiritual world.”
An autopsy has yet to be performed. Police have contacted the girl’s family in Hong Kong to travel to Taiwan for after-death arrangements.
Hong Kong media also confirmed today (Fri) that Chung was a Lunghwa University of Science and Technology student in Taoyuan City. The school said they have contacted the girl’s family as well.