Najib sends condolence to Huntley's family


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  • Saturday, 07 Jun 2014

PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak extended his condolences to the family of Gareth David Huntley.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Gareth Huntley, his family and friends at this tragic time," he tweeted.

Huntley, a 34-year-old London accountant, was reported missing on May 27 in Pulau Tioman. His body was found last Wednesday.

Pahang police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Sharifuddin Ab Ghani said the DNA test results showed positively that the blood sample from Huntley's mother, Janet Southwell, matched the specimen taken from the body.

Huntley came to the island to volunteer in a turtle conservation project. He was last seen trekking alone near the Lubuk Teja waterfall on the same day he went missing.

On Wednesday, search and rescue personnel returning from the jungle found Huntley in the Mentawak River, about 20m from a kayak storage unit at the Juara Langoon chalet.


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