PETALING JAYA: A 53-year-old foreign man was detained in connection with the murder of a woman found encased in cement at a house in Kampung Pendamar in Klang.
Police are also looking for two foreign men, who were the house's previous tenants.
Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan said the body was discovered at about 10.58pm on Sunday (Dec 3) by a foreign man, who was assigned to conduct repairs on the home.
"Initial investigations revealed that the house was previously rented by two foreign men for two years, from August 2019 until Oct last year.
"Before renting it to other tenants, the house owner inspected the toilet and discovered that the "kolah mandi" was covered with cement.
"The previous tenant gave an excuse that there was liquid from a rat carcass flowing into the kolah mandi," he said in a statement on Monday (Dec 4).
The house owner then hired foreign workers to fix the roof of the house last month, he said.
"The workers then informed the owner that there was a body at the toilet encased in cement. The owner then alerted the police," he said.
Comm Hussein said the body was recovered after the 'kolah mandi' was smashed.
"The body was sent to Hospital Shah Alam for post-mortem, which will be conducted on Wednesday (Dec 6).
"We already detained a 53-year-old foreign man to assist with the investigation.
"We have also identified two foreign men believed to be involved in the case. They were the previous tenants," he said.
Comm Hussein urged those with information to contact South Klang police at 03-3376 2222 or any nearest police station.