JOHOR BARU: The woman, whose decomposing remains were found inside a bag left abandoned at a bus stop in Kulai on Thursday (April 13), was believed to be a foreigner.
Johor police chief Comm Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said the findings were based on the post-mortem report received by the police.
"We just received the report stating that there was no BCG scar on the victim’s left upper arm," he told reporters during a road safety programme at the Perling Toll Plaza motorcycle lane.
Comm Kamarul Zaman said police would get more details from the pathology unit of Hospital Sultanah Aminah (HSA) on the case.
BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination is given at birth or at the age of seven to prevent children from getting deadly forms of TB infections.
"As of now, what I can tell you is that the victim is probably not a Malaysian," he said, adding that the police did not receive any missing person’s report.
He said the victim suffered from head injuries believed to be caused by a blunt object.
He said the victim’s body was dismembered but declined to elaborate as police would gather more details from the hospital.
Comm Kamarul Zaman said that investigation would focus on the motive of the murder and whether there was more than one suspect involved in the case.
"Based on previous records, the nature of this case is similar to those related to revenge, and we are looking at that angle too," he said.
HSA’s pathology concluded the victim was likely to be a woman aged 25 and above, and that she had died more than two weeks.
Separately, Comm Kamarul Zaman said the Johor police together with the Army and Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency would closely monitor the eastern Johor coastline.
"Normally, we always see illegal Indonesian immigrants make attempts to sneak out of Johor at night towards the last week of Ramadan," he said.
He advised those planning to use the sea route to balik kampung for Hari Raya Adilfitri not to use the uncharted route.
"Johor experiences heavy rains every evening and the seawater can get choppy and these illegal immigrants are exposing themselves to danger," he said.
Comm Kamarul Zaman also said police have identified 47 hotspots in Johor Baru, Batu Pahat and Muar districts where the number of vehicles was expected to increase during Hari Raya.
"There are 27 accident hotspots in the three districts during the holiday including in Felda settlements," he said.