The China Times is reporting
that the police have arrested US citizen David Fillion in connection with the murder of a 48 year old Taiwanese agent Chiu Meiyun. Chiu's body was found in a bag at the entrance to Yancheng St. Lane 40 last Saturday night. Police connected Fillion to the case through security camera footage showing Fillion's Filipina girlfriend Armia dumping the bagged body using a scooter borrowed from a Japanese friend. They are not sure that Armia knew what was in the bag.
The police have found and tested blood stains in Fillion's apartment that they say confirm that the murder took place at Fillion's apartment on a lane off Wumiao Rd. They believe that the motive for the crime was a dispute over debts and a plan to open a Buxiban in a partnership with Chiu that fell through. Neighbors heard an intense argument on the night of the 12th.
The paper says that AIT has demanded that police refrain from announcing that they have solved the case to protect Fillion's human rights. That clearly didn't stop them from releasing details of their investigation to the local media, which is of course standard practice here.
There are some pretty bog standard nasty follow-up pieces in which neighbors describe Fillion's habit of regularly bringing home different women of different nationalities, his taste for Taiwan beer he "likes Taiwan", his solitary drinking, and his slovenly appearance.
Reader comments on the story urge police to crackdown on foreign teachers because this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Update: Foreign press agencies have already translatedthe story from Apple Daily