Decomposing body found by riverbank near SK Kambug bridge
KUCHING: Police have yet to identify the man, who was found dead by the riverbank not far from SK Kambug bridge on Sunday.
According to Padawan District police chief Supt Aidil Bolhassan, they are also unable to link him with any report of missing persons from the village, based on feedback from members of the Ulu Padawan People’s Volunteer Corps ( Rela).
“For now, the case is classified as sudden death, pending results from post-mortem,” he said when contacted.
It is reported that some villagers found the body at 7.10pm on Sunday – it was on a rock by the riverbank, about 15m from the bridge, which is the main route for the residents there. They immediately alerted the police about the grim discovery.
Based on the decomposition of the body, Aidil believed that the man died more than three days ago.
When found, the body was clad in brown long-sleeved shirt and long pants – without shoes.
Aidil also said there was a red plastic beg found alongside the body – next to the left ear – but could not determine what it contained.
Moreover, he said the outcome from the post-mortem should help them identify the man, and also for them to seek the nextof-kin.
“We will also check further reports of missing persons from police stations under the Padawan jurisdiction. A check on the fingerprints will also be conducted,” said Aidil.
It is stated that the site, where the body was found, is about 7km away from the SarawakKalimantan border – the nearest village is Kampung Sapit.