Police in Shalu (
Police said they were searching for the body of 75-year-old Lee Chuo-shuang (
Chen said she put her mother-in-law's body in a rice bag, carried it to a local market and dumped it in a garbage truck.
As the township's garbage trucks usually dump their loads at a dump site in neighboring Chingshui Township (
According to Chen's confession, she and two other people killed Lee with a knife, police said.
Chen's neighbors were quoted as saying that Chen, who was deeply indebted to banks, often argued with her mother-in-law who lived with her.
They had a quarrel last Friday after Lee refused to give Chen any money. Neighbors reported hearing Lee call for help, but nobody came to her aid.
Later that afternoon, police quoted neighbors as saying that they saw Chen riding a scooter in heavy rain carrying a big bag with blood dripping from it.
One of Chen's accomplices is the 19-year-old husband of her younger sister, while the other had not been identified, according to the police.
The old woman's children reported her missing to police on June 29 and asked for help in searching for her, but police began to suspect Chen after several fruitless days of hunting.
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