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Published: Saturday May 10, 2014 MYT 11:19:00 PM
Updated: Saturday May 10, 2014 MYT 11:22:06 PM

Rescuers in search of lost boy find headless body instead

KUALA LUMPUR: Bentong rescue personnel, searching for a missing 15-year-old boy, made a gruesome discovery of a headless, half-decomposed body near Jalan Karak-Manchis, Saturday evening.

The search party, comprising 50 police, Fire and Rescue department personnel and a number of volunteers, were about to wrap up their search for student Sean Ng, who went missing at the Sungai Gapoi waterfall in Telemong on May 2, when they received a tip-off from the public at about 6pm.

It reported a foul stench coming from a river along KM21.5 of Jalan Karak-Manchis, some 5km from the waterfall where the boy vanished.

"Officers found a male body trapped behind a log in a decayed state, lying on its right side with no head.

"Judging from the state of decomposition, the victim may have been dead for about eight days.

"We believe we may have found the missing person, but DNA tests will be done at the Bentong Hospital to determine the identity," said Bentong OCPD Supt Mohamad Nor Mansor.

Ng, who hails from Taman Melawati here, was on a trip with 11 other friends to the waterfall on Monday.

He dove into the river along with seven others from his group at around 3pm but failed to resurface.

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