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Residents in shock, fear as 5-year-old girl found murdered

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, March 10, 2020   /  11:57 am
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Illustration of a crime scene.(Shutterstock.com/Prath)

It started off as a regular Thursday afternoon for Neni, a 48-year-old resident of Central Jakarta, as she waited for customers to visit her warung (small food shop). The tranquil afternoon atmosphere, however, quickly turned fearful after a neighbor asked her for help to find her 5-year-old daughter. The mother said the girl had not arrived home from playing outside with other children in the neighborhood. Neni and some neighbors began to look for the daughter. “We also tried to find her in neighboring community units [RT],” Neni told The Jakarta Post on Monday. “We searched for the girl overnight but she was nowhere to be found.” “But on Friday morning, we were all shocked when the police raided a house next to her [the mother’s] house and then we learned that the daughter was found dead inside a closet in that [raided] house,” she ...