kidnapping 1 Amidst investigations into the recent murder of 61 year old businessman Anthony Chen comes word that he may have been the mastermind behind the kidnapping of Chinese businesswoman Xue Hua Shan.

She is still missing.

Newspaper reports say investigators probing Shan’s abduction had intended to arrest Chen and question him in connection with the incident.

The report also said that officers had received vital information linking Chen as the person behind the kidnapping.

Chen had reportedly paid regular visits to four Chinese women who were arrested in connection with Shan’s kidnapping, supplying the women with food and clothing everyday at the Belmont police station.

The newspaper report adds that Chen, of Hillsborough, Maraval, reportedly arranged for Shan’ kidnapping to raise money to assist him in opening a restaurant at One Woodbrook Place, Woodbrook

However he was shot and killed by two men in front his China Palace, Ellerslie Plaza, Maraval, restaurant on Sunday morning

The report says Chen’s killing was a paid hit .