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Jakarta Post

Police identify body of man found in drum as ex-journalist

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 19, 2018   /   03:14 pm
Police identify body of man found in drum as ex-journalist Family and friends gather at the funeral of Abdullah Fithri Setiawan, 43, on Nov. 19 at North Jakarta's Semper public cemetery. The body of the former journalist was found in a plastic drum on Sunday. ( Ramadhan D)

The identity of a man found dead in a plastic drum on Sunday has been confirmed as 43-year-old former journalist Abdullah Fithri Setiawan and father of six, known as Dufi to family and friends.

His brother, Muhammad Ali Ramdoni, 35, told on Monday that Dufi had vast experience working as either a journalist or marketing staff at mass media companies, including the Rakyat Merdeka and Indopos dailies, as well as at the Berita Satu, iNews TV and TVRI television stations.

Dufi later started his own advertising company while he continued working at TVRI and freelancing at TV Muhammadiyah.

A scavenger found the body on Sunday inside a blue plastic drum at Kramat Kuning industrial estate in Klapanunggal.

The doctor who conducted the autopsy on Dufi's body at East Jakarta's Kramat Jati National Police Hospital found stab wounds in the neck and abdomen.

Dufi was buried on Monday morning in the same tomb as his father at Semper public cemetery in North Jakarta. 

A police investigation had been opened into his death. (sau)