Body in suit­case: Man was re­ported miss­ing

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS - BY CHARLES RAMENDRAN

KLANG: Po­lice be­lieve a de­com­posed body that was found stuffed in a suit­case and dumped in Sun­gai Klang here is the re­mains of a 67-year-old man who was re­ported miss­ing by his fam­ily in Kuala Lumpur three weeks ago.

Fol­low­ing the re­cov­ery of the body on Satur­day, the miss­ing man’s fam­ily went to the Tengku Am­puan Rahimah Hos­pi­tal here to iden­tify the body.

Although the body was highly de­com­posed, his fam­ily found that the be­long­ings and cloth­ing on the dead man matched that of the miss­ing Tan Kim Choy, a car work­shop su­per­vi­sor.

His son, Tan Wei Kit, 38, said it was very likely that the body was that of his fa­ther who was last seen at his work place in Kuala Lumpur.

He said to con­firm the iden­tity, po­lice have taken blood sam­ples from fam­ily mem­bers for a DNA match.

Wei Kit, who also works at the same work­shop as his fa­ther, thanked the pub­lic for help­ing and show­ing their con­cern by post­ing his fa­ther’s pho­tographs and case in so­cial me­dia.

It is learnt that Kuala Lumpur po­lice found Tan’s car aban­doned in Sen­tul. Days after he went miss­ing on Aug 30, his ATM card was used at a bank near Jalan Ipoh.

Sources said a closed-cir­cuit tele­vi­sion cam­era showed a wo­man mak­ing a with­drawal with Tan’s ATM card. In­ves­ti­ga­tors are not dis­count­ing that Tan may have been way­laid by his as­sailants not far from his house be­fore be­ing taken else­where and mur­dered.

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