Ex-Husband and Gay Lover Accused of Missing Woman’s Death
A man residing in Australia and his gay lover have been accused of being involved in the death of the man’s ex-wife, who disappeared in April 2001, the Australia’s Herald Sun reported.
Wei Hong Guo, 32, has been missing for more than a decade but a coronial inquest into her disappearance and suspected death began on Monday in Sydney. Guo, who is from China, married Yong Wei Gao in 2000 in Sydney after meeting just one time.
Gao was already a resident of Australia when he married Guo, who moved from China to Australia after she received $1.1 million in a divorce settlement from her former husband. But Guo’s new husband may have had a past of which, to say the least, she wasn’t aware.
According to the Sun, Gao has allegedly had an intimate, romantic relationship with another man, He Huang. It is also alleged the two men may have continued their relationship after Guo went through with their marriage.
Sergeant Deb Williamson, counsel assisting, said that Guo’s brother is suspicious of Gao and his possible same-sex affair.
"It is the belief of the brother of the missing person, Xian Guo, that both Gao and Huang had something to do with the disappearance of Guo in order to get her money," Williamson said. "He’s asserted he and Mr. Gao were in an intimate relationship."
Guo and Gao invested her $1.1 million in several stocks and properties and bought a home together in late 2000.
In 2001, Gao told neighbors that Guo returned home from China but there are no records that indicate his wife’s return. Before Guo vanished, Huang reported to police that she attacked him with a hammer.
Huang has gained asylum in Australia citing that China’s officials would persecute him because he is gay.
The incident, in some ways, is similar to the 1993 breakout film by Ang Lee, "The Wedding Banquet." The movie tells the story about a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who is in a relationship with another man but marries a Chinese woman in order to get her green card and satisfy his parents.
The incident also is similar to recent revelations about the death of Non Thomas, a professor of health science and a former champion athlete and netball player who is the younger sister of Ieuan Evans, a British rugby pundit.
After being riddled by guilt over a lesbian lover affair with a woman named Gail Mooney, U.K. newspaper, the Telegraph reports that Thomas, 45, plunged to her death after jumping off a 150-cliff. Before she leapt, she texted her husband: "Please look after the children - they are the only thing I have got right." and "I’m so sorry about everything, I feel so guilty of what I have done".
Evans said that his sister was "distressed about what was happening and about her confused feelings." Thomas’ husband knew about the lesbian affair after he discovered articles on her computer about married women having gay relationships.
"I knew she was meeting Gail and she told me she was struggling with her sexuality," Thomas’ husband said.