KOTA KINABALU: The skeletal remains of an elderly man was found in his house at Batu 3, Kg Padas Valley in Beaufort district at about 6.30pm on Thursday (April 16).
The remains of Phong Yet Ming, 75, were discovered by his 65-year-old brother, who went to check on him.
Beaufort OCPD Deputy Supt Azmir Razak said Phong’s brother last saw him about two weeks ago when he delivered food to him.
“Phong, who is said to be mentally challenged, had been living alone for the past 30 years and would not meet anyone but his brother, ” he said in a statement here, Friday (April 17).
Prior to the grim discovery, the brother had been calling his elder brother numerous times, but his calls went unanswered. In the end, he decided to check on his brother.
“He smelt a stench, so he decided to enter the house to find out what was going on, ” DSP Azmir said.
Both brothers lived close to each other but the elder man’s house was not visible from outside as it was covered by trees and plants.
The remains have been taken to the Beaufort Hospital for analysis.
“The case is being classified as sudden death for now, ” DSP Azmir said.