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Jakarta Post

Suspected killer of girl in sack identified

  • Theresia sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor   /   Sat, May 26, 2018   /   12:32 pm
Suspected killer of girl in sack identified Bogor police show evidence collected from the house of suspected killer of Grace Gabriella Bimusu, 6, who was found lifeless in a sack in Bogor, West Java. (The Jakarta Post/Theresia Sufa)

Bogor Police revealed on Friday that they had identified the suspected killer of Grace Gabriella Bimusu, 6, whose body was found lifeless in a sack.

Bogor Police general crime head Adj. Comr. Bimantoro Kurniawan said the suspect was the victim’s neighbor who had just graduated from junior high school. The suspect is 15 years old.

He revealed further that the killing took place on April 30 at the suspect’s house. The suspect, who was alone at the house, allegedly covered the victims’ nose and mouth and suffocated the child to death.

Bimantoro added that Grace’s body was put in a sack and that between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. the suspect threw the body onto a nearby plot of land. 

Residents found the body on Monday at 1.50 a.m.

“Allegedly, the suspect held a grunge against the victim’s parents who had insulted the suspect’s parents before,” said Bimantoro.

The suspect will be charged under articles 340 and 338 of the Criminal Code on premeditated murder and murder respectively, as well as Article 80 paragraph 2 of the Child Protection Law. 

The suspect and parents have been taken into custody at the Bogor Police office for further questioning.(iwa)