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Thursday September 20, 2007

DNA tests: Body found in bag is Nurin (update 3)

MYT 6:20:21 PM

PETALING JAYA: Selangor police have said that DNA tests on the body found stuffed in a sports bag on Monday in Petaling Jaya show that it is that of missing girl Nurin Jazlin Jazimin. 

However, the police proposed a second DNA test be conducted to confirm this after eight-year-old Nurin's parents refused to accept the positive DNA results released here on Thursday. 

Selangor police chief deputy commissioner Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar said the DNA results released by the Forensics Department at about 2pm on Thursday showed a match between the DNA of both of Nurin's parents and that of the body. 

Nurin had been missing since Aug 20. On Monday, police found the body of a girl stuffed in a sports bag in a shophouse at Jalan PJS1, Petaling Jaya. 

At Hospital Kuala Lumpur on Thursday afternoon, Nurin's father Jazimin Abdul Jalil, 33, a taxi driver still denied the body was that of his daughter, reports BERNAMA

"I am Nurin's father ... I know my daughter better than anyone else. My heart is saying the body is not my daughter. 

"If police ask me to take the body, I will accept, I will perform the funeral rites and bury it. But I want the police to pursue the search for Nurin because I know Nurin is still safe out there," he said, speaking to reporters outside the HKL mortuary. 

Jazimin added that he was sure the body was not Nurin because of the teeth and the scar that Nurin had. 

According to Jazimin, Nurin's teeth did not have gaps between them and she also had a scar on her thigh. 

Nurin's mother Norazian Bistaman, 35, said: "What else can I say. The DNA test shows she is my daughter. I will accept the will of God. 

"As a mother, I still hope the body is not my daughter's. Which mother will accept the reality that her daughter was raped and killed brutally. 

"Only God knows the extent of my sadness and grief," she said in tears. 

Norazian said this year's Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations would be the most joyous and meaningful in her life in the event Nurin was found safe and sound. 

"In fact, we've already bought Nurin's Hari Raya dress and I will patiently wait for her return," she added. 

Earlier stories:
Girl in a bag a foreigner
Tip-off on murdered girl passed on to cops
Do your bit – help find Nurin
‘Girl in bag not our daughter’
Don’t give up hope, Nurin’s parents told
Get the beasts!
Killer enjoys inflicting pain on others, says expert
Video footage holds key to girl’s murder
Nurin Jazlin among 17 children still on police list of missing persons
The lost child – a common sight in shopping malls
 

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