Langkawi child murder probe: Clumps of hair, teeth found


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 7 Mar 2019

LANGKAWI (Bernama): The police operation to find more body parts of a murdered three-year-old girl in the Gunung Raya jungle area here has led to the discovery of two clumps of hair and two teeth believed to be hers.

Langkawi Police chief Supt Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim (pic), when met at the location Thursday (March 7), said the hair and teeth were found by K9 unit dogs in the operation that began at 9am.

"We found two clumps of hair and two teeth at around 11am, believed to be that of the child, near the area where the skull and some hair was found yesterday," he said, adding that the body parts would be sent to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar.

"The autopsy on the hair and teeth will be carried out simultaneously with the findings yesterday even though it is still incomplete (no limbs have been found).

"The victim's mother is also expected to provide her blood sample at Sultanah Maliha Hospital in Langkawi today," he said.

Police found the skull and bits of hair of the girl, Nur Aisyah Aleya Abdullah, in the ravine, about three metres from the road in Gunung Raya, after a suspect led them to the spot.

The operation, which involved 31 personnel from the police and Fire and Rescue Department, ended at about 1 pm.

Earlier, police remanded a married couple for seven days to assist in the investigation into the toddler's murder.

The police obtained the remand order from Magistrate Mohd Ridzwan Salleh after bringing the 37-year-old man and his 40-year-old wife to the Langkawi magistrate’s court at 9am.

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