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Woman's body found inside sack in Pluit Reservoir

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Jakarta   /   Thu, May 16, 2019   /   05:35 pm
Woman's body found inside sack in Pluit Reservoir The Police have started an investigation after a woman's body, who was believed to have died a month ago, was found inside a sack amid garbage on the banks of the Pluit Reservoir in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, on Wednesday. (Shutterstock/-)

The Police have started an investigation after a woman's body, who was believed to have died a month ago, was found inside a sack amid garbage on the banks of the Pluit Reservoir in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, on Wednesday.

Comr. Mustakim, the crime investigation unit chief of the Penjaringan Police, said the initial investigation suggested she had been strangled while her hands and feet were tied. She was also covered in a bedsheet and placed headfirst in the sack. Police suspected that the woman was 25 to 35 years old.

“We don’t know yet if she was killed [at the resovoir], we are still investigating,” Mustakim said as reported by kompas.com on Thursday.

The body, which was submerged in water, had started to decompose, making it difficult to identify as it was impossible to take the fingerprints.

He added that the police would check CCTV recordings around Pluit Reservoir to find more clues about the case.

The body was first found by locals at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, who first saw the feet coming out of the sack amid the garbage. After taking the body out of the water, they reported the finding to the police. (das)