Zayn Rayyan murder: K-9 units brought in to search for new leads

PETALING JAYA: Four police K-9 units have been brought in to scour the area here Zayn Rayyan Abdul Matiin's body was found for new leads, says Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid.

"We will not give up in our investigations to identify and capture the suspect involved.

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"We are now in the midst of gathering all information, be it scientific findings, information from the public as well as findings from the scene of the crime," he told reporters at the scene on Saturday (Dec 9).

He said they had also spoken to the residents in the area about handing over dashcam footage from the day of the incident.

"We are waiting for them to come forward. I believe they will cooperate with us on this.

"We will update you all further if and when we receive any footage," he said.

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When asked if the victim was sexually abused prior to his death, ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin said he would not be commenting on this.

"Anything further on this will be given by Selangor Police Chief Comm Datuk Hussein Omar Khan.

"Any findings from the victim's body will not be revealed to the public. We need to maintain confidentiality on this as it could affect the investigation," he said.

Comm Hussein was reported saying that the perpetrator could be someone with a prior record of sexual offences

He told a Malay daily that they were not ruling out the possibility that the suspect was a sexual offender.

He also said they would conduct mass screenings of residents in the area to see if anyone had prior records.

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