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Rurik Jutting, 29, quit his job as a Merrill Lynch trader days before murders

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‘For urgent enquiries, please contact someone who is not an insane psychopath’: British banker left chilling out-of-office email reply before ‘chopping up prostitutes’ in Hong Kong killing spree

  • Rurik Jutting, 29, quit his job as a Merrill Lynch trader days before murders
  • Cambridge graduate from Surrey rang police at 3am on Halloween night
  • Officers found prostitute named as Jesse Lorena Ruri with throat slashed
  • Hours later a second woman was found ‘nearly decapitated’ in a suitcase
  • 25-year-old Sumarti Ningsih’s arms and legs had been bound with rope
  • Sex toys and cocaine were also reportedly found along with a 12-inch knife
  • Police search for more victims after photos of dead women found on phone
  • Banker set an ‘out-of-office’ email branding himself ‘an insane psychopath’
  • Jutting remanded in custody until November 10 after short court hearing

British banker Rurik Jutting

A British investment banker charged with the murder of two prostitutes in Hong Kong branded himself an ‘insane psychopath’ in a chilling e-mail days before the bodies were found at his flat.

Cambridge graduate Rurik Jutting, 29, quit his job as a Merrill Lynch trader just days before the grisly discovery of one ‘nearly decapitated’ woman in a suitcase and another who had her throat slashed.

He appeared in court this morning for a short hearing in which the two charges of murder were read out to him and was remanded in custody until November 10.

Last night, it emerged that sending Jutting an email at his Bank of America Merrill Lynch account triggered an automated ‘out-of-office’ reply with a sinister message.

The e-mail response read: ‘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].’  Court date: A handcuffed Rurik Jutting is taken to a Hong Kong court by police car after being charged with the murders of the two women 

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