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Cops: Body found in suitcase in Kuala Lumpur most likely a foreigner

  • News Desk

    The Star/Asia News Network

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   /   Thu, August 8, 2019   /   04:14 pm
Cops: Body found in suitcase in Kuala Lumpur most likely a foreigner Illustration of a murder victim (Shutterstock/Fer Gregory)

Police believe the body of a man found stuffed inside a suitcase at Pandan Indah here is most likely a foreigner.

Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Noor Azmi Yusoff said this was after no Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine mark was found on the man's arm.

"We have sent fingerprints to the Immigration Department and the National Registration Department to identify the victim, " he told a press conference at Ampang Jaya police headquarters on Thursday (Aug 8).

He added that the post-mortem report showed that the victim was strangled.


"He had been dead for about 24 hours before being discovered, " he said.

Members of the public discovered the body at 8.52am on Wednesday, when they spotted legs jutting out of the blue suitcase.

The victim, who was fully clothed but barefoot, was bundled up in a rug and tied with a cable.

ACP Noor Azmi urged anyone with information on the case to contact investigating officer ASP Saiful Azhar Rahim at 011-12116458 or the nearest police station immediately.

Meanwhile, police arrested two Indonesian men for motorcycle theft and trying to bribe their way out of trouble.

The duo, travelling on the stolen motorcycle along Jalan Pandan Ria, Ampang, were stopped by two policemen on patrol around 11.30am Thursday.

When they were unable to produce any valid travel documents, the duo tried to offer a bribe of RM300 to the policemen.

"My men were instantly suspicious and checked the licence registration number of the motorcycle, which turned out to have been stolen in February last year.

"The two men, who worked as grave diggers, were arrested and later tested positive for methamphetamine, " he said.