‘CSI’ tech to help solve murdered cook’s case

IPOH: A cook was murdered in his own home and the use of technology was critical in the police investigation, leading to the discovery of bloodstains invisible to the naked eye.

Ipoh OCPD Asst Comm A. Asmadi Abdul Aziz said police found three blots of blood on the floor in the bedroom of 50-year-old cook Wong Keng Yee and another one in the adjacent bathroom using scientific methods.

“The suspect had cleaned the house so the blood could not be seen by the naked eye, ” he said.

The police forensics team managed to uncover the bloodstains and several other pieces of evidence as they attempted to track down a suspect believed to have killed Wong at his house in Taman Saujana here on Tuesday.

“The victim’s niece, who goes to the house with her mother to clean the place every fortnight, also found it strange that it was neater and tidier than usual, ” he told reporters when met at the victim’s house on Friday.

“We also found two fingerprints on a drink can and a strand of hair in a car owned by the victim’s brother that was parked in front of the house, ” he said, adding that Wong had lived alone at the double-storey terrace house.

“The suspect even put a piece of cloth underneath the door of the bedroom to prevent any smell from seeping out, ” he added.

ACP Asmadi said the victim’s niece and her mother found his decomposing body on Thursday at about noon.

“When they arrived, they smelled a foul stench coming from the house and broke the door to enter.

“They found the victim in the room and called the police, ” he said, adding that Wong is believed to have been dead for about 36 hours.

He said the police initially found no signs of foul play during the initial investigation.

“It was after the post-mortem report that we learned he had multiple bruises on his head, stomach, arm and back.

“He also had bleeding in his brain.

“We believe he was beaten up, ” he said, adding that the injuries were caused by blunt force trauma. We returned to the house on Friday at about 8.30pm for further investigation, ” he added.

ACP Asmadi said according to the victim’s neighbours, the last time any activity was heard or seen at the house was on Tuesday.

“The neighbours had not seen the victim for two days.

“We appeal to anyone with information to come forward so we can find the person responsible for Wong’s death, ” he said, adding that the motive behind the murder has not been ascertained.

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