PETALING JAYA: A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of his former housemate, an auxiliary policewoman here.
Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zani Che Din said the incident occurred at around 12.45am on Friday (Oct 18).
"We were alerted to the case after a 25-year-old man, who was close to the victim, made a distress call after finding the victim lying unconscious in an apartment in Damansara Damai.
"We dispatched a team to the scene and found the apartment in a mess, but there was no sign of forced entry.
"The 25-year-old victim was lying on the floor in one of the bedrooms with apparent injuries to the forehead, eyes and lower neck, and was also bleeding from her nose," he told reporters at the Petaling Jaya police headquarters on Saturday (Oct 19).
He said no weapons were found at the scene but investigations revealed the victim's mobile phone and wallet was missing.
"Investigations also found the apartment was rented by a 22-year-old man.
"A post-mortem revealed the victim suffered blunt force trauma to her head and eyes, as well as a broken nose," he said, adding that the cause of death was due to being smothered by a pillow.
He said police tracked down the tenant of the apartment and arrested him at around 8.40pm at the Kampung Baru Subang police station on the same day.
"Investigations revealed the suspect and victim were former housemates in that apartment.
"We are now investigating the motive for the murder," he said, adding that the suspect had been remanded to help with investigations.
Those with information on the case should contact the police hotline at 03-2052 9999 or visit the nearest police station.