Police identify dead woman found stuffed in suitcase in Shah Alam

SHAH ALAM (Bernama): Police have identified the body of a woman stuffed in a brown luggage bag in a drain in Persiaran Kuala Selangor, Section 27 here on Monday (Aug 26).

Shah Alam police chief, ACP Baharudin Mat Taib said that the woman was identified as Tan Siew Mee, 52, from Pokok Sena, Kedah.

He said she was working as a restaurant manager at a shopping centre in Subang Jaya near here.

He added that police are looking for the victim’s husband, Lim Ah Kee@Lim Kok Hoe, who is also known as William, from George Town, Penang to facilitate investigations.

He said members of the public with information on the incident can contact the case investigation officer, ASP Mohamad Daniel Lee Abdullah at 03-5520 2222, or any nearest police station.

ACP Baharudin said that the identity of the woman was obtained via a finger print scan at the National Registration Department.

He said initial investigations revealed that the victim was found renting a condominium in Subang Jaya with her unemployed 79-year-old husband.

"The post-mortem report found 13 stab wounds on the chest and stomach of the woman apart from a slash wound on her neck, believed due to a sharp weapon.

"The cause of death was due to multiple stab wounds to the abdomen’ and the victim was believed to have died more than 72 hours when her body was found on Monday.

"To date, the body of the victim is still at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang and has not been claimed, ” he told a media conference here Thursday (Aug 29).

He said the victim’s friend lodged a report at USJ 8 police station on Saturday (Aug 24) after failing to contact her friend since last Friday (Aug 23), while attempts to reach the victim’s husband were also unsuccessful.

He said initial investigations also revealed that the woman was not a robbery victim as her valuables were found with her possession when the body was found.

ACP Baharudin said the case was being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder and investigations on the motive are ongoing.

In the incident on Monday, the woman’s body was found inside a suitcase at the location by two telecommunication company workers who were inspecting underground cable works at about 5.30am. - Bernama

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