Dad, baby and toddler found dead
> Wife gets priest to pray over bodies before police arrived
KUALA LUMPUR: The remains of a jobless man and his two young children were found yesterday in their unit at Nova II Apartments in Taman Sri Sinar, Kepong.
Police discovered the highly decomposed bodies of the two children, a seven-month-old baby boy and a three-year-old girl, stuffed into two large plastic containers. The man, identified as 34-year-old Cheah Hing Soon, was found sprawled on the floor of the master bedroom.
City police chief Commissioner Datuk Amar Singh Ishar Singh said the children were identified as Cheah Kai Sze, three, and her brother Kai Wen.
Policemen who arrived at the unit after being alerted by Cheah’s father were surprised to see a Taoist priest engaged by Cheah’s wife conducting prayers over the bodies.
It is learnt a close female relative of the deceased was detained by police to assist investigations.
Sentul police chief ACP R. Munusamy said the man and his two children had been dead for at least three days.
“Cheah’s wife had called her father-in-law to tell him that she found the victims dead at their house. We learnt that the couple were separated and the wife lives in another unit at the same apartments. She claimed she went to the unit every day but told us she last saw her husband and her two children alive on Saturday. She will be taken to the station to have her statement recorded. We have classified the case as murder,” Munusamy said, adding that there were no signs of forced entry at the unit and no weapons were found.
Neighbours told police they were unaware Cheah’s wife lived nearby and said they had only seen the woman at her husband’s home.
The wife also claimed she had spent the night at the unit on Sunday, leaving police puzzled how she was unaware of the deaths.
Munusamy said police had sought the assistance of pathologists from Kuala Lumpur Hospital to gather clues at the scene.
It is learnt that Cheah had been unemployed for years and received financial support from his father who is a businessman operating a credit company in Sentul. Cheah and his wife have two other sons aged six and eight, who live with Cheah’s father near the apartments.
Police removing the remains of the baby and toddler from the apartment unit yesterday.