21.09.2021

Chatswood finance worker mysteriously fell from high-rise

The woman who died after falling from a high-rise apartment building in Sydney’s north on Monday had been excitedly planning a trip to Asia with her new boyfriend.

Hee Kyung Choi, 34, known as HK or Emily to friends, was found laying a pool of blood in a laneway near her Chatswood apartment after falling from the building about 6.30am.

Shocked friends told Daily Mail Australia the bank manager was intending to travel overseas with boyfriend June Oh Seo, 37, and remembered the young woman as hardworking and successful. 

Hee Kyung Choi, known as Emily and HK to her friends, died after falling from a building in Chatswood on Monday

Hee Kyung Choi, known as Emily and HK to her friends, died after falling from a building in Chatswood on Monday

The woman was 'found in a pool of blood' by tradesmen - a friend of hers has revealed she was excitedly planning a holiday with her 'new boyfriend

The woman was ‘found in a pool of blood’ by tradesmen – a friend of hers has revealed she was excitedly planning a holiday with her ‘new boyfriend

A man is being questioned by police following the dramatic discovery day-long stand-off in Sydney’s north

One friend said they had not been in touch with Ms Choi since March, until reconnecting with the 34-year-old recently.  

‘Last time she spoke to me she said she had something exciting to tell me,’ a friend said.

‘She told me she met someone new and they’re planning to go on a trip together to Asia.’ 

Her boyfriend Seo, 37, has been charged with assault after an alleged incident at 4.30am on Monday.

Friends have described the woman as a successful career person and hardworking woman. She had passion for sports and was very outgoing.

Seo sparked a 12-hour police seige at the apartment complex after police arrived to investigate reports of the woman’s body in the alleyway.

Her boyfriend 37-year-old June Oh Seo, has been charged with assault after an alleged incident at 4.30am on Monday

Her boyfriend 37-year-old June Oh Seo, has been charged with assault after an alleged incident at 4.30am on Monday

 The man was on the roof of the apartment beneath him for 12 hours yesterday as he negotiated with police

 The man was on the roof of the apartment beneath him for 12 hours yesterday as he negotiated with police

He appeared agitated and sat with his head in his hands before asking police for a cigarette and some water – using a translator to help him communicate his needs.

A witness who saw the woman’ body in the alleyway and called police told Daily Mail Australia there was blood all around her body and nearby walls.

‘We saw blood on the wall and assumed she’d been… clambering for life,’ a witness told Daily Mail Australia. 

Police were only able to begin their investigation on the woman’s body once her partner had gone inside – as his spot on the roof made the job too dangerous for police. 

Superintendent Philip Flogel said the pair had been in a relationship for at least a couple of weeks.

Police are still not sure how the woman fell from the building. 

The man had been in a relationship with the woman ‘for a couple of weeks’ according to police

The man was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital under police guard and has since been taken to Chatswood Police Station for questioning

The man was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital under police guard and has since been taken to Chatswood Police Station for questioning

Shortly after woman’s body was found, a Korean man (pictured) appeared distressed on a roof

Police believe the couple had been dating for a few weeks 

At 7.30pm police managed to convince the man to come in to the apartment

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