KUALA LUMPUR: A third person has been picked up to help in police investigations into the gruesome murder of accounts executive Noritta Samsudin.
The married man, a broker in his 30s, was detained at his workplace in Jalan Raja Chulan here at noon.
He has been handed over to the city police serious crimes division for interrogation and is expected to be remanded today.
A couple, aged 28 and 38, have been in police custody since Friday after they found Noritta’s naked body at her Puncak Prima Galleria condominium in Sri Hartamas.
Police have obtained a court order to extend their remand till Thursday.
Noritta, 22, was found naked, strangled and gagged at 4am on Friday. Her legs and hands were bound with a bra and wires.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm II Kamaruddin Mat Desa said police were looking for few more people who they believe could shed some light into the case.
However, he declined to comment on Noritta's alleged Indian-Muslim boyfriend, who was reportedly seen leaving the condominium after the murder.
So far, police have yet to contact her Australian-Chinese boyfriend whom she had planned to marry.
A team of senior police officer visited the murder scene yesterday afternoon after a closed-door meeting at the Brickfields police headquarters.
They included Federal CID director Comm Datuk Seri Salleh Mat Som, City deputy police chief Senior Asst Comm I Datuk Ahmad Bahrin Idrus, SAC Kamaruddin and Brickfields deputy OCPD Supt Mohd Kuzi Minai.
Comm Salleh refuted a speculation that the case involved a VIP’s son.
SAC Ahmad Bahrin said they had not received any report about Noritta receiving death threats.
Those with information can contact investigating officer Asst Supt Shahrul of the Brickfields police headquarters at 03-2274 2222 or the city police headquarters at 03-2146 0522.
In Kangar, IAN MCINTYRE reports that Noritta’s family wants the police to solve the case swiftly so that they can return to a normal life.
Speaking on behalf of the family, her eldest sister Suhaily, 28, said the family was facing all kinds of pressure.
“We have nothing more to comment. We are leaving it to the police but we hope they can act fast and bring justice to the family,” she said.
Suhaily, her sister Shafinaz, 18, and their father Samsudin Ahmad, 55, were called to make statements at the Perlis police headquarters yesterday.
A statement from Noritta's mother Norlaila Bahari, 42, was taken on Sunday and more family members may be called up today.