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Jakarta Post

Dead body found inside stranger's car in South Jakarta

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 15, 2018   /   08:25 am
Dead body found inside stranger's car in South Jakarta Illustration of a dead body (Shutterstock/-)

A man was found dead, apparently as a result of asphyxiation, inside a stranger’s parked car in Petukangan Selatan in Pesanggrahan, South Jakarta, on Sunday.

Rofi Asman, 40, was shocked to discover the body of the victim, identified as Nurali, 40, inside his parked car in front of his rented house on Sunday afternoon.

Pesanggrahan Police chief Comr. Eko Mulyadi said on Monday that Rofi had earlier parked his car in front of Perwira junior high school in Pesanggrahan to go fishing at 8 p.m. on Saturday. He returned home on Sunday around 12.30 a.m.

Eko said that Rofi went home and made sure to lock his car before entering his house.

“On Sunday afternoon around 4.30 p.m., the car owner wanted to take his family out in the car,” Eko said, adding that it was at this time that Rofi found the bare-chested dead body on the middle seat of the car.

“That’s when the witness, Rofi, panicked and asked for help,” he said as quoted by

Eko said that according to locals, Nurali had mental-health and hearing-impairment problems. Eko said Nurali probably died of asphyxiation while sitting inside the car for hours.

“There were no signs of assault. We suspect that Nurali died because of a lack of oxygen,” Eko said.

Eko said that no one saw Nurali get into Rofi’s car. (ami)