A man who made a living providing rides through a car-hailing app was found dead in Dongguan on Thursday morning, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported on its website.
Yang, 38, a Hunan native, disappeared after he was offered 500 yuan (US$81.75) for a ride to Humen at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, Yang’s brother said.
Yang’s body was found lying under a bush on an overpass that is not yet open to traffic. His white Toyota was parked a few meters away with blood all over the car’s inside. A bloodstained knife was also found in the car.
Yang’s family found his body by using the car-hailing company’s GPS system.
Yang’s brother said that he also makes a living by taking orders via a car-hailing app.
The Chinese-language report did not say what car-hailing app was used.
Police are investigating.