GEORGE TOWN: A man and a woman who were detained in connection with the murder of Irishman Brian Patrick O’Reilly, 50, are expected to be released on Friday (March 8).
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Che Zaimani Che Awang said they were initially detained to help with investigations into the murder of O’Reilly.
“We have identified the suspect and completed our investigation at this point.
“Bukit Aman is now working with the International Criminal Police Organisation to track down the suspect who fled the country,” he said today (March 7).
The magistrate's court granted a two-day remand order for the man, in his 40s, and the woman, in her 30s, on Monday (March 4), followed by an extended three-day remand.
When asked about the victim’s body, ACP Che Zaimani, said it has yet to be claimed by family members of the deceased.
“We are tracking down the family members through the Irish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur,” he said.
It was reported that a fair-skinned foreign man, who has since fled the country, was last seen leaving the building where O’Reilly was staying.
He left the building in an Audi, carrying a suitcase.
Police believe this individual is the key to their investigation into the murder of the IT manager, who was found murdered at a high-end condominium in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah here.
It was earlier reported that a handwritten note was left next to O’Reilly that read, “I respected the Police & Still Do But Justice Sometimes has to be Gained. I Hate you Mafia Killing Scamers, I Love My Girl...”
O’Reilly’s body, with his hands bound with shoelaces and legs tied with cloth, was discovered by a property agent at 5.15pm on Monday (March 4).
Initial investigations showed that the victim, who was posted here a month ago by a Singapore-based company, might have been hit with a pot and frying pan.
There were also stab and slash wounds on his abdomen and neck.
The case is being investigated for murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.