Body in suitcase: Man was reported missing
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.