Body of four-year-old Bajau Laut girl found on beach near Tawau

KOTA KINABALU: A four-year-old Bajau Laut girl was found dead along the seaside at Taman Jalan Persisiran in Tawau on Sunday (Feb 12).

Tawau OCPD Asst Comm Jasmin Hussin identified the girl as Lydia whose mother realised she was missing at 4am on Sunday morning.

The victim and her mother, who police identified only as Pataiyah, were homeless and lived on the street near the Bahzong industrial area in Tawau.

He said police had sent the body for post-mortem at the Tawau district hospital and were investigating the cause of death.

He said police received a call from a member of the public informing them that a body of a child was found at the seaside near Taman Jalan Persisiran at around 1.40pm.

ACP Jasmin said that the mother identified her daughter after her body was recovered by firemen.

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