The Telegraph reports that Rurik Jutting, 29, a privately educated Cambridge University graduate, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday after the bodies of two women were found in his apartment. Local media reports said they were sex workers.
Thousands of photographs and some video footage of the two women taken after their deaths was found on a mobile phone, according to the South China Morning Post. Police were said to be scouring the phone in a bid to identify further potential victims.
Jutting, an employee of Bank of America Merril Lynch, is said to have vanished from his place of work around a week ago.
The Daily Star reports that Jutting left a chilling out-of-office email message:
'I am out of the office. Indefinitely.
For urgent enquiries, or indeed any enquiries, please contact someone who is not an insane psychopath.
For escalation please contact God, though suspect the devil will have custody (Last line only really worked if I had followed through)'.