JOHOR BARU: The remains of a woman believed to have been dead for more than half a year was found in a rented property in Century Garden Johor on Saturday (Oct 5).
The remains belong to a Hooi Mee Mee, 78, who was renting a house along Jalan Seneka.
Her remains were found by a house broker, who wanted to inform her that the rented house was going to be sold.
In his statement given to the police, he called out to Hooi several times from outside the house, but there were no replies.
Since he had a key to the property, the broker decided to enter the house and found the remains at the entrance of one of the bathrooms.
Johor Baru (south) OCPD Asst Comm Shahurinain Jais said that their control centre received a call at 2.35pm from the house broker who informed them of his findings.
Upon investigation of the premises, we found the remains, and there were no signs of foul play, or weapons that could have lead to the death," he said in a press release to the media.
"The body was then sent to Sultanah Aminah hospital for an autopsy,
"Findings from the autopsy reveal that the deceased has been dead for more than six months," he said.
He added that as of now, the case has been classified as sudden death.
Efforts to locate the family of the deceased are being made.
Members of public with information related to the deceased should inform the nearest police station.